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Polenta Sauté

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Add something Italian to your meal. Enjoy corn in this polenta side dish - a hearty meal!

  • Prep Time 35 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 50 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

1
cup frozen whole kernel corn (from 1-lb bag)
4
cups water
1
teaspoon butter or margarine
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1
cup whole-grain cornmeal

Directions

  • 1 Spray 11x7-inch (2-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. In 2-quart saucepan, heat all ingredients except cornmeal to boiling. Gradually add cornmeal, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cook 8 to 12 minutes, stirring occasionally, until mixture pulls away from side of saucepan.
  • 2 Pour polenta into baking dish. Cool 15 minutes. Cover; refrigerate about 1 hour or until firm.
  • 3 Heat oven to 250°F. Cut polenta into 8 pieces. Spray 10-inch skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium heat. Cook 4 pieces of polenta at a time in skillet about 5 minutes on each side or until light brown. Place on ungreased cookie sheet; keep warm in oven while cooking remaining pieces.

Nutrition Info

The Quick Take:

  • Calories 150
  • Fat 2 1/2g
  • Saturated Fat 1g
  • Sodium 320mg

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
150
(
Calories from Fat
20),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
2 1/2g
2 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
320mg
320%;
Total Carbohydrate
29g
29%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
0g
0%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Did You Know?

Expert Tips

Doubly delicious with both whole kernel corn and cornmeal, this easy side dish can be made with either yellow or white cornmeal. Serve polenta with salsa, reduced-fat sour cream and some sliced ripe olives.

Whole Grain Serving: 2

Ratings & Reviews

We calculated the nutrition of this recipe at the time it was created on 07/16/2012. NOTE: We do not include optional ingredients in our calculations. If concerned about gluten-free, non-dairy, vegetarian or vegan status, always read ingredient labels to make sure each recipe ingredient meets requirements. Products and ingredient sources can change.

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NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
150
(
Calories from Fat
20),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
2 1/2g
2 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
320mg
320%;
Total Carbohydrate
29g
29%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
0g
0%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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