Time: 20 minutes (5 minutes prep time, 5 minutes cook time, 10 minutes
Polenta can be tricky to get just right, but it’s easy when you use the pressure
cooker. This is a simple recipe with simple, rustic flavors coming from lots of
fresh herbs, onion, and garlic. You can use dried; just remember to reduce the
amount by about half, since dried herbs have more concentrated flavor.
3 cups veggie broth
1 cup water
1 cup coarse-ground polenta
1 large minced onion
3 tablespoons fresh, chopped thyme
2 tablespoons fresh, chopped Italian parsley
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon fresh, chopped sage
Salt and pepper to taste
1. Preheat your cooker and dry-sautè the onion for about a minute.
2. Add the minced garlic and cook for one more minute.
3. Pour in the broth, along with the thyme, parsley, and sage.
5. Sprinkle the polenta in the pot, but don’t stir it in.
6. Close and seal the lid.
7. Select “manual” and cook on high pressure for 5 minutes.
8. When the timer beeps, hit “cancel” and wait 10 minutes.
9. Pick out the bay leaf.
10. Using a whisk, stir the polenta to smooth it. If it’s thin, simmer on
the “sauté” setting until it reaches the consistency you like.
11. Season to taste with salt and pepper before serving.
Nutritional Info ( ⅙ recipe):
Total calories: 103