polenta (microwave recipe)

(from bramble’s recipe box)

from cook’s illustrated: Unlike the stovetop method, microwave polenta does not require constant stirring. After testing different grinds of cornmeal, we found the medium-grind varieties, sold as polenta, are best. Makes 3 1/2 cups

Source: cook's illustrated

Prep time: 2 minutes
Cook time: 12 minutes

Categories: vegan, vegetarian


  • 1 cup cornmeal, medium-grind
  • 3 1/2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. In a 2-quart Pyrex measuring cup, covered with plastic wrap, microwave cornmeal, water, and salt at 100% power for 6 minutes.

  2. Uncover and stir thoroughly, then continue to microwave at 100% power until polenta is creamy and fully cooked, 5 to 6 minutes longer.

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