Preperation time
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Preparation time: 5 m
Cooking time: 20 m
Servings: 2


  • 1/2 - 3/4 cup quick grits
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 corn (if it's in season cook a cob and cut it off the cob or use frozen sweet corn)
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • olive oil
  • sea salt
  • parsley flakes
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This is a great meal for a cold winter’s day! Sometimes you want something hearty and delicious that will fill you up, and this is one of those meals.  Here are the directions.

Start by boiling 2 cups of water in a small pot. Then, dice a half of a sweet onion, and saute in olive oil until translucent. Once the onion is soft, add about 1/4 cup of fresh corn and saute those for a few minutes. Once the water comes to a boil, add in about 1/2 – 3/4 cup of quick Grits (by Quaker Oats). Stir the grits frequently and keep the heat low and the lid on while it’s cooking about 5-6 minutes.  Add some sea salt.  You can stir in about 2 tablespoons of whole milk  and a teaspoon of butter to make it creamy.

Once the grits are done, add it to the frying pan and cook everything about 10 minutes. While it is cooking, add about 1/4 cup of grated parmesan cheese. Once it has simmered for about 10 minutes, taste it and be sure it has the right balance of flavors.  You might want to add a little more cheese at this point. Then pour some in a large bowl and add parsley flakes, and more cheese on top. This is heartwarming and so yummy. It is a great meal if you are on a budget too! You can serve this for dinner with garlic and butter sautéed shrimp like they do in the South, add scallions then!! YUMMY

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