Cornmeal is the main ingredient behind dozens of wholesome,natural and delicious favorites. This versatile ingredient has a place at the table for every meal and can be prepared as a hot cereal, a creamy or fried polenta, or as the base for the classic Southern dish, shrimp and grits. It can even be made into a pudding for dessert.
A key ingredient in Italian cuisine, this corn product goes well with creamy sauces and tomato sauce making it a good replacement for wheat pastas and a cheaper, more natural alternative to other gluten free products.
With a 5 minute cook time it is also good for a quick morning breakfast in place of other hot cereals which typically contain wheat. Cook your polenta ahead of time and fry it alongside eggs for a fast and savory breakfast that includes protein.
Basic Cooking Instructions
Add 1 cup of corn grits to 3 cups of salted, boiling water then reduce heat. Cook at reduced heat for 5 minutes while stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and let cool for a few minutes before eating.
- Gluten free
- Processed in a dedicated gluten free facility
- R5-ELISA tested to assure gluten free status
- Ready in 5 minutes
- Staple of Italian Cuisine
- Can be eaten as cereal
- 100% corn
- 4, 24 oz bags
What People Are Saying
With a 4.8 rating on Amazon from over 150 reviews, Bob’s Red Mill Gluten free Corn Grits/Polenta has made a lot of people’s gluten free diets easier. This is one of many gluten free products in the Bob’s Red Mill line, a company that is dedicated to producing products by way of traditional stone ground mill practices.
One reviewer stated that no other product comes close to Bob’s Red Mill brand: “…we’ve tried a few good regional products, but they’re just not as good as Bob’s…I prefer the more coarse grind of Bob’s yellow grits, and the flavor is exceptional.”
Some reviewers do say that the coarse grind isn’t the right texture for creamy grits the way they are typically prepared in the American South. If you are looking for this texture you may need another product or may need to put these through a spice grinder/coffee grinder before making them into grits. It should also be noted that these are specifically made of yellow corn while many might be more accustomed to the finer texture and lighter color of white hominy grits.
Even if they aren’t your cup of tea for grits, they are the perfect consistency for polenta. Across the board reviewers said these made good grits even if they didn’t care for the texture of the cereal.
Overall, this is a good all-purpose product but definitely keep in mind that they are a coarse grind and are made of yellow corn, not white.[pcm id=”10″]