1 1/2 cups water or chicken stock (chicken stock will give more flavor)
1 1/2 cups milk
1 cup quick cooking polenta
2 tablespoons butter
1 cup shredded mild cheese (such as Gouda) or 1/2 cup shredded sharper cheese (such as parmesan)
Salt & pepper
1. In a medium sauce pan, bring water or chicken stock and milk to a boil, stirring occasionally.
2. Slowly, whisk in the polenta. Cook 2-3 minutes until thickened, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon. **Be careful: The polenta will start to bubble and may spatter.
3. Stir in mix-ins (i.e. butter, cheese, herbs) and season with salt and pepper (to taste).
4. Serve by itself as a side dish (with mix-ins) or top with spaghetti sauce, chili or roasted vegetables for a complete meal!
Hungarian-Style Chili with Polenta - One of our favs!