Wholy Living Recipe

Polenta (Cornmeal Mush)

Posted on Mar 12, 2009 under Breakfast Foods, Cereals, Vegetarian Dishes

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To make four cups use:


  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 4 cups water


Mix cornmeal in 2 cups cold water and add to 2

 cups boiling water. Finish cooking by simmering for

 20-30 minutes, stirring frequently, on stove top or

 bake uncovered in 350° oven, stirring occasionally, for

 40-50 minutes. It’s finished when it is thick and creamy,

 the cornmeal becomes translucent and tastes cooked.



  Once finished, may eat as porridge or pour into a mold (I use a bread pan) and allow to cool and congeal. Then slice and fry or bake and serve with syrup or fruit for breakfast. Add cheese, tomatoes, pepper or marinara sauce for a savory dish.