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
- 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.
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