Basic soft polenta

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Slow Cook Modern

Slow Cook Modern

By Liana Krissoff

Published 2017

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  • 3 cups (720 ml) vegetable stock or water
  • Β½ teaspoon salt, if needed
  • 1 cup (120 g) polenta or coarse-ground cornmeal


In a heavy 2-quart (2-L) saucepan, bring the stock to a boil (add the salt if using water instead of stock) over high heat. Gradually whisk in the polenta and lower the heat to low. Cook, frequently whisking and stirring into the corners of the pan with a heatproof spatula or wooden spoon, until the individual grains of corn are tender and the polenta is thick, 10 to 25 minutes (different polentas cook at quite different rates). Serve hot.