- 6 cups water
- 1/4 cup butter - (1/2 stick)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/4 cups quick-cooking polenta*
* Quick-cooking polenta (precooked maize meal) is available at some supermarkets and at Italian markets.
Bring 6 cups water, 1/4 cup butter, and 1 teaspoon salt to boil in heavy large saucepan. Gradually whisk in polenta. Reduce heat to medium-low. Stir constantly until polenta thickens, about 5 minutes.
This recipe yields 4 servings.