Meatless Monday: Polenta and Greens Spiral

November 18, 2013 at 11:09 am Leave a comment

Polenta Spiral

Ingredients:

  • 5 cups low-sodium vegetable stock
  • 2 cups coarse-grind polenta
  • 3 tablespoons non-hydrogenated margarine, divided
  • 1 cup Parmesan, Asiago, or Romano cheese, grated & divided
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 10-ounce boxes frozen spinach, thawed & pressed dry
  • dash of nutmeg
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:

  1. Bring the stock to a boil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Slowly stir in the polenta. Reduce heat to medium low and simmer, stirring frequently, for about 5 minutes, or until the polenta thickens significantly. Remove from heat and stir in 2 tablespoons of the margarine and all of the cheese.
  2. Line an 11 x 17-inch baking pan with plastic wrap and spray lightly with oil.
  3. Pour the polenta onto a baking sheet and spread out evenly in a 1-inch layer using a spatula. Cool to room temperature.
  4. Melt the remaining tablespoon margarine in a skillet over medium high heat. Add the onion and cook for about 2 minutes, or until fragrant. Add the spinach and sauté for 3-5 minutes more, or until the liquid has evaporated. Season with the nutmeg, hot sauce and salt and pepper, to taste.
  5. Spread the greens in an even layer on top of the polenta. Carefully roll up the polenta from the widest side, as you would a jelly roll. Chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour, or until set.
  6. Remove the polenta roll from the refrigerator. Slice into 2-inch thick pieces and serve cut side up. Microwave for about 2 minutes, or until heated through and enjoy.
  7. Makes six servings.

 *Recipe from Quick Easy Recipes Tips: www.QuickEasyRecipesTips.com*

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