Quick Zojirushi Polenta – Nicole VanPutten

Polenta rice cooker zojirushi recipe

If you’ve never eaten polenta, you’re really missing out. It is creamy, warm and filling and can be combined with almost any other food imaginable. Another interesting thing about polenta is that it’s good for you. When I learned how to make polenta, or grits, last summer, I went to my favorite website, Joy The Baker, which has an amazing recipe for breakfast polenta with vanilla brown sugar. This polenta takes more than 40 minutes and a lot of muscle, but the end result is incredible. This summer I wanted to keep making my grits, but make them simpler. So, I’m going to teach you a trick with a Zojirushi rice cooker and some polenta that will give you a healthy FODMAP-friendly meal to feed your face in less than 40 minutes.

First you will need some good quality polenta. I like to buy mine in bulk at People’s Food Co-op, but this week they were out so we opted for Bob’s Red Mill because they’re good too. If you have a health food store near you, I almost guarantee there will be grits in your bulk section. You will also need a rice machine. Obviously you can make polenta with a simple pot and mixer, but I’m trying to save you some time, effort and tension in your arm, so if you have a rice machine, dust it off. I turned this polenta into a meal for Team VP, so you’ll also need eggs, avocado and tomatoes.

  • The first thing you need to do is take 3/4 cup or one cup Zojirushi of polenta and put it in the bowl of the rice machine.


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  • 2-3/4 cups of water or simply fill the Zojirushi bowl to the brown rice line


  • Add a pinch of salt.

You can add later.

  • Stir everything into a cloudy mess


  • Close the lid of your rice machine and if you have a white rice setting, now is the time to press that button. If you have a Zojirushi, press the Cook button and rock Twinkle Twinkle.

  • That’s right, pull out your iPhone, Droid, Blackberry, flip phone or just walk to your microwave, and set a timer for 15 minutes. Now, click here.
  • When your timer hits, hits, sings or sounds, it’s time to shake. Simply lift the lid and stir. Semolina will be watery, but don’t panic because they’re not done yet. Revir them three or four times and lower the lid again to make Zojirushi happy.
  • Set your timer for 15 more minutes and click here.

Give your

  • polenta a few more scrambles and then turn your rice machine to the Keep Warm setting if it has one. If not, don’t panic. Your grits are made, just keep them in the bowl and close the lid.
  • You can eat your simple grits. Go for it. They’re delicious, but they’re even better if you break a couple of eggs.

  • Mr. MVP likes avocado and tomato slices with his polenta, so I just cut

everything like this:

  • Then I stack everything in a bowl.

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  • Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container for two or three days, but I would be very surprised if there were any.

Canzaciti.com Culinary specialist with more than 10 years of experience in the restaurant industry.

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