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Polenta with Arugula

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
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Ingredients

8 cups water

1 1/2 teaspoons salt, plus more to taste

1 1/2 cups quick-cooking polenta (pre-cooked maize meal)

2 garlic cloves, minced

3 cups arugula, coarsely chopped

1 stick butter

1/2 cup whipping cream

3/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan, optional

Directions

  1. Combine the water and salt in a heavy large saucepan. Bring the water to a boil over high heat. Gradually whisk in the polenta. Decrease the heat to medium-low. Stir constantly until polenta thickens, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and arugula, and stir until the arugula is wilted. Stir in the butter, cream, and cheese, if using. Season the polenta, to taste, with salt and pepper.
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