Thoroughly rinse the corn grits, pour salted and / or sweetened boiling water in a saucepan. Stir, cook for 15 minutes with occasional stirring. Then add butter to the porridge and cook for another 15 minutes .
Cook corn grits in bags for 30 minutes .
How to cook porridge from corn grits
Products for porridge
For 2 servings
Corn grits – 1 cup
Liquid (milk and water in the desired proportion) – 3 cups for dense porridge, 4-5 cups for liquid
Butter – a cube with a side of 3 centimeters
Sugar – 1 teaspoon with a slide
Salt – a quarter teaspoon
How to cook porridge from corn grits
- Pour the corn grits into a sieve and wash under cold water, then let the water drain.
- Pour milk into a saucepan, put on a quiet fire, bring to a boil and turn off the heat.
- Pour water into another saucepan, put on fire, add salt and bring to a boil. As soon as the water boils, pour in the corn grits, cook over low heat without a lid for 5 minutes until the water has completely evaporated.
- Add boiled milk to corn grits, mix and cook for 15 minutes, stirring regularly with a wooden spoon or spatula. Put a cube of butter into the boiled porridge, add sugar and mix.
- After cooking, it is recommended to wrap the corn porridge in a blanket for 15 minutes to evaporate, ideally for several hours.
Dried apricots, raisins, chopped prunes, grated pumpkin, yogurt, jam, vanilla sugar, honey can be added to corn porridge as an additive . If porridge is offered for dinner, you can add vegetables and boiled meat .
How to cook porridge from corn grits in a slow
cooker Pour the washed corn grits into a multicooker bowl, add sugar, salt and oil. Pour milk and water, mix, cook on the “milk porridge” mode for 30 minutes, then 20 minutes on the “heating” mode for evaporation, or simply do not open the multicooker lid for several minutes.
How to cook corn porridge in a double boiler
Pour corn grits into a container for cereals, pour milk and water, put in a double boiler for half an hour. Then salt and sweeten the porridge, add butter, cook for another 5 minutes.
If you have coarse corn grits that are poorly boiled, you can grind it in a coffee grinder or a kitchen mill, it will cook faster.
What to add to corn porridge
Corn porridge can be varied by adding pumpkin, raisins, dried apricots, apples, dried peaches, canned pineapples or peaches. If you want unsweetened corn porridge, you can make it with cheese, tomatoes, or cheese.
Calorie content of corn grits – 337 kcal / 100 grams.
The benefits of corn grits are due to the large amount of vitamins A, B, E, K and PP, silicon and iron, as well as the presence of two essential amino acids – tryptophan and lysine. Due to the high content of fiber, it removes toxins from the body and frees the intestines from decay products.
The shelf life of corn grits is 24 months in a dry and cool place.
The shelf life of corn porridge is 2 days in the refrigerator.
The cost of corn grits is from 80 rubles / 1 kilogram (average cost in Moscow as of June 2020).
Proportions when cooking corn grits
When cooking, corn grits increase in volume by 4 times, so 4 parts of water are added to 1 part of grits.
The ideal pan for cooking corn grits is with a thick bottom.
Ready corn porridge becomes very soft and thick. If the porridge is too thick, it can be poured with milk or cream and boiled over low heat for another 5 minutes.
For a cup of corn grits – 2.5 cups of milk or water, a tablespoon of sugar and half a teaspoon of salt. Butter – 1 small cube. So cook in a saucepan with constant stirring.
In a slow cooker – for 1 cup of corn grits, 3.5 cups of milk or water. The “milk porridge” mode for 20 minutes, then – “warming up” for 10 minutes. Or you can turn on the “buckwheat porridge” mode for 20 minutes.
In a double boiler – just like in a saucepan, cook for half an hour.
Check out classic porridge recipes and how to make cornmeal porridge .
There are many types of corn grits, but in stores they sell polished – these are crushed corn grains, pre-sanded. On packaging with polished corn, a number is often written – from 1 to 5, it means the size of the grind. 5 – the smallest, cook it the fastest, 1 – the largest, cook it longer.