Infuse Your Grains

Pork with Rosemary Polenta

Photo by: Justin Walker

Justin Walker

Next time you're making rice, grits or other grains, add some flavor to the cooking liquid. Throw in fresh herbs, dried chiles or a cinnamon stick and let steep a few minutes before adding the grains. Food Network Magazine used a rosemary sprig to infuse the polenta in this weeknight pork dinner (pictured above). If you're using several ingredients, tie them together with kitchen twine or unwaxed floss so you can easily pull them out later.

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