Grits are often seen on the food table. In different parts of the world, it is loved and often used. You can find it in almost any grocery store.
It is a great way to diversify the table and try something a little different. Moreover, it appears that it’s very healthy. Grits contain very high levels of micronutrients and vitamins. If we compare it with unvarnished rice, then grits will definitely win that battle. It contains many more vitamins and proteins, and decent amounts of fiber.
We can find grits in packets like rice, or buy it unpackaged also. The color varies between light and dark, while in size you can find tiny, two medium versions and large grits.
Whole grain grits are very suitable for filling cabbage wraps or peppers, and for preparing a stuffing for meat. It is an deal substitute for rice. If you want to cook healthy, you can safely look to recipes with grits.
In case you want to cook 2 servings of a main dish, you need about 1 cup of grits. As with rice, grits should be rinsed well. The ratio of water to grits is 2 ½ cup of water to 1 cup of grits.
In case the liquid isn't enough to soften the grits, add more. Any additional water must be warm. They swell relatively quickly and do not require any prolonged heat treatment.
Here are two delicious and healthy recipes with grits:
Tomatoes with grits
Preparation : Buy tomatoes that are not too ripe, cut the pedicles off and carve out the insides, leave to drain. Place the grits in water along with the finely chopped onion and spices. Once they swell, take away from the heat. Chop the garlic and walnuts and add to the grits, stir well. Fill the tomatoes with the mixture, put their tops back on and arrange them in a baking pan, previously greased, and add in the rest of the stuffing with the tomato juice. Bake in a preheated oven at about 360°F (180 °C).
Carrot salad with grits
Preparation : Boil the grits and allow it to cool. In the meantime, shred the peeled and washed carrots on a coarse grater, add them to the finely chopped parsley, 1 sprig of celery, salt, lemon juice, olive oil and crushed garlic. Once the grits have cooled, add them to other products and mix well. Allow the salad to cool and absorb the aromas for a few hours.