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How to Cook Polenta

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How to Cook Polenta

Here’s how to make basic soft polenta, an Italian savory & creamy cornmeal mush served as a starch at lunch or dinner.

  • Basic Polenta Proportions:
  • 3 parts Chicken Stock
  • 1 part Polenta
  • 1 Tbsp Butter per 1 cup raw polenta
  • Salt & Pepper to taste



Bring the chicken stock to a boil in a pot on the stove.

Pour in the polenta while stirring the stock. Reduce the heat to medium-low.

Cook the polenta, stirring constantly.

Once the liquid has been absorbed by the polenta, you can let it cook without stirring until tender (about 12 minutes total cooking time).

Stir in the butter & season to taste. Serve with steaks, chops, braised meats, poultry or seafood.