Sunday, April 09, 2006

One-Pot Polenta with Herbs

Having a little herb garden next to the back porch makes it easy to just go out with scissors and snip some goodness to put into a simple dinner.
Here's an easy one-pot polenta dinner that you can make in the microwave. Cook and prep time together is less than a half hour, part of which you can use to put together a nice green salad to go with it. I might add cooked chickpeas or beans to this when I next make it, for more complete protein.

In microwave-safe dish, put:

  • 1 c polenta

  • 2 c hot water

  • 1/4 c red onion

  • 1 c frozen corn kernels

  • paprika

  • fresh herb snips

  • dash of light olive oil

  • dash salt or soy sauce (optional)

Microwave on high for 4 mins covered, stir, nuke for 4 mins uncovered, stir, nuke another 3 mins, stir. Cover and let set for 3 or 4 minutes. Ta-dah! You'll probably want to add salt, we tend to cook without it and add it to taste, or crumble a salty cheese like havarti or feta into this dish at serving time.

Weekend Herb Blogging

1 comment:

Kalyn said...

This sounds really delicious.