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Jun 24, 2007 08:50 AM


I have heard that you can cook non instant grits in the microwave. If that is the case it would sure be nice as opposed to standing at the stove for nearly an hour. If any one has a method of doing this I would be very greatful.

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  1. I"m confused- why do you have to stand at the stove for an hour to cook non-instant? I measure out the water, bring to boil, stir in grits, reduce to low, cover and leave them alone. It's not risotto, it's grits, they don't need constant stirring.

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    1. re: cheesemonger

      It takes about 45 mins. I'll stir them every once in a while. The point is I don't have 40 mins. I don't have 20 mins. I've got to get it done as quickly as I can. I guess I'll go back to instant. 4 mins. in the microwave.

      1. re: Stack8

        Get quick grits. Bring water to a boil. Add grits, cover and cook for 7 minutes. Stir occasionally.
        Those you can microwave.


        1. re: Davwud

          Thanks Davwud. I know that they would be better than instant. I'm so pushed for time in the AM, but I still want to eat a good breakfast.

          Thanks again.

          1. re: Stack8

            I think we have Quaker quick grits in the cabinet right now. It says water, salt, grits but I use half water and half milk. It gives them far more taste. I also add some butter in there because everything tastes better with butter.


    2. for 1 serving combine 1 C. water and 3 tbs. regular grits in a 4 c. continer. Microwave o high 4 minutes. Addd butter, salt adn pepper and eat while hot.

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      1. re: Candy

        That recipe is for plain regular grits, not quick or instant whch I rarely use. It is also possible to do rissoto and polenta in the microwave.

      2. You can microwave either type I use a Pyrex bowl just non instant takes longer.

        1. Quick Grits are far better than instant, and one serving only takes about 3 minutes in the microwave. I generally add grits, salt and water to a bowl, nuke for three minutes, stir in cheese and hot sauce, and top with an egg I fried while the grits were nuking. Yummy.

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          1. re: mojoeater

            Thanks so much for all the ideas. I'll post how it all turned out.