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How to Make Perfect Polenta

Polenta is nothing more than coarsely ground cornmeal. The classic ratio is 1 part polenta to 4 parts water, but I like to measure the polenta just a little scant of a full cup. I often use chicken broth...

Author: Chef John

Cheesy Shrimp and Grits

Shrimp and grits with cheese.

Author: Mr. du

Cornmeal Mush

This is a basic recipe for a very easy and versatile dish. You can eat it like hot cereal, or chill it and then fry it. This goes well with syrup as a breakfast dish, or with savory sauces and vegetables...


Cheesy Grits

Grits ... easy, cheesy, and delicious!

Author: elljoymit

Breakfast Grits

If you've never tried grits...you haven't lived!

Author: Candice

Pearl Barley Casserole

This is a very tasty way to serve a very healthy grain that is often overlooked. I never use the mushrooms as I don't care for them and often add chopped carrots, red pepper, or grated zucchini.

Author: Pjaros

Baked Polenta with Fresh Tomatoes and Parmesan

This recipe is a perfect way to highlight and use fresh summer tomatoes. It makes a great side dish for grilled chicken or pork chops.

Author: rjohl

Old Charleston Style Shrimp and Grits

Great recipe for shrimp and grits.

Author: berskine

Quinoa and Black Beans

Very flavorful alternative to black beans and rice. Quinoa is a nutty grain from South America.


Cheesy Polenta

This versatile side dish would work great along with pork, chicken, beef or fish. The trick is to slowly add the cornmeal and whisk constantly to avoid lumps.

Author: dadrules

Southern Grits Casserole

If you're from the South you will definitely love this recipe, which includes grits, eggs, sausage, and cheese. When I cook it, I place it in the slow cooker to stay warm. There is nothing worse than cold...

Author: Ella Baldwin

Authentic Tabbouleh

This tabbouleh is as authentic as you can get! It's a compilation of recipes I've taken from my mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, and various cookbooks. This can be served on romaine lettuce leaves for...

Author: araxjan

Quinoa Pilaf

A delicious and easy quinoa recipe. Serve with a salad and crusty bread for a complete meal.

Author: JBUCK123

Creamy Parmesan Polenta

Easy and delicious creamy polenta. Makes a great side, appetizer, or base for a hearty stew.

Author: Keith Haney

Polenta with Rosemary and Parmesan

Creamy polenta is seasoned with Parmesan and rosemary -- delicious served with osso buco (braised lamb or veal shanks). This is excellent without the rosemary if you don't care for the flavor.

Author: food-dancer

Vegetable Quinoa Pilaf

Quinoa is a delicately flavored grain, native to South America. It can be found in most health food stores. For even more flavorful pilaf, use vegetable stock in place of the water.

Author: Laura Jull

Mexican Polenta Casserole

Ground turkey, beans, polenta, and just the right seasonings make this dish amazing! My family devours this time and time again. I love the way the polenta makes a crust! Soooo good. I can't remember where...

Author: JO'Neil

Southern Cheese Grits

A Southern tradition, creamy cheese grits with a zip of spice makes for a perfect side dish to barbecue, or for a holiday get together. They were always on the table at my mother-in-law's house. A real...

Author: Deborah

Curried Quinoa

A light curry flavor makes delicious quinoa a great side dish for a multitude of main courses.

Author: A.F.

Sausage and Peppers over Creamy Parmesan Polenta

A delicious medley of hot Italian sausage and peppers is spooned over creamy Parmesan polenta in this satisfying weeknight recipe.

Author: Julie Hubert

Cheesy Broccoli Quinoa

The classic Cheddar cheese and broccoli combo served in quinoa.

Author: qwerty06

Easy Polenta with Tomato Sauce

My entire family loves this recipe. A quick baked polenta topped with red sauce. Very easy to make and great the next day too (and the day after that!) Top with additional Parmesan cheese if you like.

Author: Jacquita

Cheesy Baked Grits

I had this at a party at a colleague's house. I've loved cheese grits for years, but these are by far the best I've ever had.


Quinoa with Mushrooms

Quinoa is a healthy grain that can be substituted in most recipes for rice or couscous. I recently experimented with quinoa and made this dish which my husband and I both love. This easy-to-make and tasty...

Author: Jen Cardenas

Kentucky Garlic Cheese Grits

A wonderful dish that is a favorite for Derby Day (or any day) brunch.

Author: Mark Ky

Cheese Grits Casserole

Megan R gave this recipe to me. She said it is a family recipe. Had this for Christmas dinner or Easter dinner side!

Author: Elaine Kilgore



Author: IDAJ

Shrimp and Cheesy Grits with Bacon

Lowcountry style shrimp and grits at its best!

Author: Diane

Garlic Kale Quinoa

Great for a quick-but-healthy side dish. White cooking wine can be used instead of 1 tablespoon water at the end of cooking.

Author: Melanie

Barley Bake

Easy and good dish for potlucks. The pine nuts make all the difference! The mushrooms are optional. Garnish with fresh parsley.


Easy Oven Baked Real Polenta (Not Instant)

Why stir polenta forever when this delicious recipe works beautifully? I like to roast veggies (eggplant, zucchini, onion) while the polenta bakes, then when the polenta is done, top with roasted veggies...

Author: Nancy

Creamy Grits

These creamy grits are a fantastic side dish, and addictive!

Author: pandy244

Sauteed Shrimp over Polenta

Red peppers, plum tomatoes, onion, sauteed shrimp... simple, succulent, and flavorful over creamy polenta. Sprinkle additional Parmesan on top if desired.

Author: Mary Young

Barley and Mushrooms with Beans

A simple and tasty vegetarian dish. Good as a meal, side dish, or wrapped in a tortilla with cheese. I always make a double batch and freeze some.

Author: Niki

Grits, Sausage, and Egg Casserole

Every time I make this someone wants the recipe. It is great if you have overnight guests. Make it ahead and enjoy the morning with them. Check for doneness by inserting a knife in casserole. If it comes...

Author: Ginny49

Quinoa with Veggies

I love quinoa and I wanted to make something that was flavorful and filling. The vegetables can be changed to your liking!

Author: feminiSh

Momma's Shrimp and Cheese Grits

I have tried a number of shrimp and grits recipes, but have not found one I really like. So I decided to experiment a bit and created a simple but delicious recipe that will surely please the taste buds....

Author: NOLAMom

Byrdhouse Mushroom Barley Pilaf

This is a cozy, savory side dish. I sometimes brown chicken breasts and throw them on top of the pilaf for the last 20 minutes of cooking time. Enjoy!

Author: SunnyByrd

Quinoa with Chickpeas and Tomatoes

This delicious recipe was presented to me by a vegan friend. The lime juice gives the quinoa a fresh flavor that can't be beat!

Author: sarahhouston

Cajun Shrimp with Cheese Grits

Slightly spicy shrimp are served over creamy grits. Serve this with collard greens on the side...yummmm.


Creamy Polenta with Roasted Corn and Fresh Sage

This side dish is great served hot and topped with Parmesan cheese, or chilled, cut into shapes and then griddled.


Spicy Shrimp and Grits

Quick and easy! This one will be loved by the whole family; it is a constant favorite in my house!

Author: William A.

Indian Curried Barley Pilaf

This is a delicious and savory curried barley dish. It is fabulous as a main dish, or as a side dish with fish or grilled chicken breast. It is quite simple to make and sure to impress!

Author: Tracy X

Sausage Cheese Grits

This is a great, flavorful way to prepare grits. You can also use mild sausage and less or no hot sauce if you prefer not to have the extra spice. This can also be prepared up to the baking stage, and...

Author: homechef

Lemon Herb Quinoa

A light yet flavorful quinoa dish that goes great with fish or chicken! I invented it on-the-fly one day when I couldn't find quite what I was looking for. For a stronger flavor, add extra lemon juice...

Author: MellyG

Quinoa with Asian Flavors

Quinoa is the ultimate super food. Cook it like rice in a rice cooker or on the stove with chicken broth, soy sauce, green onions, ginger, and garlic, and you have a delicious and healthy side dish. It...

Author: Lisa

Quinoa Vegetable Stir Fry

Healthy and full of flavor, with an Asian flair.

Author: goodgolly

Panhandle Grits

What's more Southern than grits? My own version of a dish that is a house specialty at a restaurant in the Florida Panhandle. I've tweaked the original recipe, and I think this version is even better than...

Author: Aggie

Garlic Quinoa

This is a quick and easy, basic quinoa recipe that we use in our house instead of rice as a great side.

Author: sjflick

Mexican Quinoa

As a healthier alternative to Mexican or Spanish rice, this version uses gluten-free quinoa instead of rice for its additional protein and fiber and great taste. However, it still has all the great flavor...

Author: Occasional Cooker