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Stack8 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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    cheesemonger RE: Stack8 Jun 24, 2007 08:55 AM

    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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      Stack8 RE: cheesemonger Jun 24, 2007 09:07 AM

      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.

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        Davwud RE: Stack8 Jun 24, 2007 09:13 AM

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


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          Stack8 RE: Davwud Jun 24, 2007 09:26 AM

          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.

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            Davwud RE: Stack8 Jun 24, 2007 02:11 PM

            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. Candy RE: Stack8 Jun 24, 2007 09:42 AM

      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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        Candy RE: Candy Jun 24, 2007 05:33 PM

        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. widehomehi RE: Stack8 Jun 24, 2007 09:47 AM

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

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          mojoeater RE: Stack8 Jun 24, 2007 10:37 AM

          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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            Stack8 RE: mojoeater Jun 24, 2007 03:10 PM

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

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