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Braised vegetables with soft polenta

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SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
30 min
Prep
10 min
Cook
20 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
A mouth-watering combination of tender braised vegetables with a quick and easy polenta - the perfect comfort food.

Ingredients

olive oil

1 tbs

red onion

1 medium, thinly sliced

garlic

2 clove(s), thinly sliced

dried oregano

½ tsp

celery

3 individual, trimmed, thinly sliced

red capsicum

1 large, coarsely chopped

zucchini

2 medium, trimmed, cut into 2cm pieces

vegetable stock

¼ cup(s), 60ml

cherry tomato

500 g, halved

skim milk

4 cup(s), 1L

Polenta, dry

1 cup(s), (170g), instant

fresh basil

½ cup(s)

shaved parmesan cheese

60 g

Instructions

  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring, for 3–5 minutes or until softened. Add the garlic and oregano and cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
  2. Add the celery, capsicum, zucchini and stock and bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Add the tomatoes and simmer for 5 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.
  3. Meanwhile, bring the milk to the boil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Gradually stir in the polenta. Reduce heat to low and cook, stirring, for 6–7 minutes or until thick. Remove from the heat and stir in ½ cup (40g) of the parmesan. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  4. Serve the polenta topped with the braised vegetables and sprinkled with basil, remaining parmesan and freshly ground black pepper.

Notes

Polenta is made from ground white or yellow cornmeal. Cooked polenta can be spread out in a tray to set, then cut into sticks or shaped into balls or patties. These can then be lightly sprayed with oil and baked in the oven at 180°C or 160°C fan-forced until golden.

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