I generally do not have much use for fat-free cheeses but the smoky flavor this cheese adds to the polenta is incredibly satisfying and makes such a nice contrast for a vegetable stew. (10 servings)
- 8 cups vegetable stock, hot
- 2 cups Golden Pheasant brand polenta
- 8 oz. Lifetime Fat-Free Hickory Smoked Cheddar Cheese, grated
Bring about 2″ of water to boil in the bottom of a double boiler, reduce to simmer and maintain throughout cooking process. Place 8 cups of stock in the top of the double boiler and bring to a hard boil. Gradually sprinkle in the polenta, whisking constantly to avoid lumping. Cover and cook until the polenta is very soft and smooth, approximately 45 minutes. It is necessary to stir the polenta for a few seconds every 15 minutes or so during the cooking process. After the polenta is creamy add the grated cheese and whisk until thoroughly melted. Once it is cooked the polenta can be held in this double boiler for a couple of hours but it may be necessary to add a bit of hot stock to maintain desired consistency.
Per Serving: Calories: 160 Protein: 10gm Fat: 1gm
Carbohydrates: 27gm Sodium: 865mg