Cheesy grits are a wonderful accompaniment to roast meats and vegetables; or try them with poached eggs for breakfast.
From EatingWell: September/October 1996
Yield: 2 servings, about 1 cup each
Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
- 1 cup nonfat or low-fat milk
- 1 cup water
- Pinch of salt
- 1/3 cup quick grits
- 1/4 cup grated extra-sharp Cheddar cheese, divided
- Combine milk, water and salt in a saucepan over medium heat; heat until almost boiling. Reduce the heat to low, whisk in grits and cook, whisking constantly, until they start to thicken, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and whisk in 2 tablespoons cheese. Cover and let stand until most of the liquid has been absorbed and the grits are creamy, 2 to 3 minutes. Divide between 2 bowls, sprinkle with the remaining 2 tablespoons of cheese and serve.
Nutrition Per serving:
183 calories; 5 g fat (3 g sat, 0 g mono); 16 mg cholesterol; 26 g carbohydrates; 9 g protein; 1 g fiber; 217 mg sodium; 223 mg potassium.
Nutrition Bonus: Calcium (24% daily value).
2 Carbohydrate Serving
Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1/2 low-fat milk, 1/2 high fat meat