This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.
This recipe contains cheese and some of those who are lactose intolerant may be able to tolerate it.
This is NOT a low sodium recipe.
GERD / Acid Reflux
No specific GERD triggers.
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.
"Kiss my grits!"
-Polly Holliday, Actress
There is every reason to use whole grain yellow cornmeal to make your grits. They are so much more flavorful than white grits and better for you. Because the yellow grits have not been stripped of their bran and other nutrients, they are much higher in fiber and lower in calories.
Parmesan is most famous in the USA in the green shaker box. None of the recipes on this site use that type of cheese.
All of the recipes that use parmesan call for Parmigiano-Reggiano. This is a hard granular cheese that originates in Parma Italy. Those made in the area of Parma and Reggio Emilia are the real deal. Whenever possible I use the Italian cheese (Parmigiano-Reggiano) rather than domestic or imports from South America. This costs more but the flavor difference is worth it.
Parmesans have about 9 grams of fat per ounce. This is moderate for cheese. Good parmesans have such a fine flavor you donít need much.
1 ounce cheese = 141 calories, 9g fat, 6g sat fat, 0 mono fat, 11g protein, 0g carbohydrates, 198mg sodium, 28mg cholesterol
Servings = 2 | Serving size =about a cup
Cooking Time = 45 Minutes
This recipe can be multiplied by 2.
This recipe may be doubled. The leftovers can be cut into 2 inch squares, seared, and served as polenta cakes.
|1/2 cup||yellow corn grits (coarse ground cornmeal)|
|1 ounce||Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese (grated)|
Place the water in a medium sauce pan over high heat.
When the water boils, reduce the heat to medium-high and slowly add the grits. Stir continuously while adding the grits.
Add the salt and stir.
Reduce the heat to medium and cook the grits for 12 minutes, stirring to keep the grits from sticking to the bottom of the pan.
Add the cheese and stir until well blended. Serve immediately.
Serving size = 1/2 cup cooked grits
Servings = 2
Amount Per Serving
|Calories 166||Calories from Fat 43|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 5g||8%|
|Saturated Fat 2g||11%|
|Monounsaturated Fat 1g|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrates 23g||8%|
|Dietary Fiber 2g||8%|
|Vitamin A 2%||Vitamin C 0%|
|Calcium 17%||Iron 7%|
|Vitamin K 0 mcg||Potassium 101 mg|
|Magnesium 45 mg|