Not everyone has creamy grits every day, but once you try this recipe, you may never want to stop making these.
And if you are worried whether your family will like them or not, a couple of additions will convert anyone into a grits fan. Let’s get started!
These Creamy Grits Will Take Minutes to Make!
First things first, bring out the grits!
When you have never made grits before, the idea can seem scary. Yet, making grits is very easy. If you can’t find any regular grits, the instant kind will work but you’ll have to adjust the cooking time.
On the other hand, if you don’t have grits around, a good substitute is polenta. The cooking time will also vary and the texture is a bit lighter.
Let’s get cooking!
When it comes to making grits, the key is to simmer them in water. However, if you want to add more flavors, you can cook the grits in chicken or vegetable broth.
This recipe also calls for cinnamon to serve, and while that is a great option, it is mostly sweet. If you’d like for your grits to be sweeter, add a dash of honey or maple syrup.
You can make this dish savory by exchanging the cinnamon for paprika, cumin, sea salt, or black pepper. Grits are very versatile, so you can pretty much make them for any meal of the day.
Finally, for the finishing touches, the recipe suggests toasted almonds or dried fruit. However, you can add anything else you like.
Some people prefer their grits to be a side dish, so they mix them with asparagus and cherry tomatoes. If you want them to resemble oatmeal, add toasted coconut and dried peaches, or even bananas.
Don’t be shocked by the simplicity of this recipe, grits are truly magical, and they can be transformed into a delicious meal, snack, or side dish whenever you want.
4 cups (960 ml) water, or more as needed
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup (128 g) grits, not instant
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
cream or milk for serving
toasted almonds, dried fruit, honey, maple or fruit syrup (optional)
- To start, bring the water to the boil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat.
- Pour in the grits with salt, then reduce the heat to medium-low.
- Cover and let the grits simmer for at least 30 to 35 min or until soft.
- Add more water, 1/4 cup (60 ml) at a time if the grits become too thick or dry. The mixture should be in the right creamy consistency.
- Spoon the grits into a bowl and pour in some milk or cream. Sprinkle with your favorite toppings.