Polenta in a Pressure Cooker

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Submitted By Diana Walstad, author of "Cooking and Experimenting with Pressure Cookers"
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Servings 4people
Submitted By Diana Walstad, author of "Cooking and Experimenting with Pressure Cookers"
This recipe was not tested by Bob's Red Mill. Gluten Free, Lactose Free, Low Cal, Low Fat, No Sugar, Soy Free, Vegan.
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup Corn Grits-Polenta *
  • 4 to 5 cups Water
  • 2 tsp Salt
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Corn Grits-Polenta *
  • 4 to 5 cups Water
  • 2 tsp Salt
Instructions
  1. Add water to the PC (pressure cooker) (I use 4-5 cups of water per cup of polenta/cornmeal).
  2. Add salt to the PC (I use 2 tsp per cup of

    polenta/cornmeal).
  3. Add polenta/cornmeal (yellow, stone-ground, coarsely

    ground, and whole-grain).
  4. Close the lid [If the PC has a detachable pressure regulator, remove it. Then, reattach it later when steam flows vigorously from the vent (this purges air from the PC and replaces it with steam for more effective pressure-cooking.)].
  5. Turn the burner on to High. When the PC comes to full pressure (15 psi), immediately turn the burner down to the lowest burner setting that will maintain 15 psi [Because I have an electric stove, which has a slow-response time, I turn the burner down a few

    seconds before the PC reaches 15 psi.].
  6. Pressure-cook for 5 min using a low burner setting (a medium burner setting may cause scorching). Turn off the burner.
  7. Let the PC sit on the burner for at least 15 min to finish cooking and slowly depressurize. [My PC's both hold pressure during the entire 15 min.].
  8. Open the PC at 15 min. [If the PC is still pressurized, I use a knife to lift the pressure regulator, which lets out any remaining pressure.].



    Whisk in butter, etc and break up any congealed cornmeal on the bottom.



    Serves 4.
Recipe Notes

*Use our Gluten Free Corn Grits/Polenta to make this recipe Celiac-friendly.

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  1. Randy Francisco

    This strategy works well with no scorching. Follow it exactly to keep the lowest possible heat on in order to maintain full pressure. I use a Kuhn-Ricon and an induction burner. Thank you.

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