Riverbend Farm Cornmeal

    Cornmeal Porridge

    This porridge, also called mush or polenta, is a nutritious way to start the day.

    Mix one cup of cornmeal with one cup of water. Bring two cups of water to a boil in a medium sauce pan. Stir in the wet cornmeal and continue to stir until the polenta starts to thicken. Reduce the heat until it is just blowing bubbles like a mud pot. Add 3-4 tablespoons of butter and salt to taste. When the corn starts to open up and get a little soft, start frying some good (Beelers) bacon. By the time the bacon is done the polenta should be too. Serve the polenta like hot cereal in a bowl with maple syrup and a couple slices of bacon.


    • Substitute half of the water with milk (for a creamier porridge) & serve with sliced fruit.
    • Top with cinnamon and raisins