Creamy Polenta with Chives

posted: 06/30/10
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Creamy Polenta with Chives


  • 5 cups/1.13 liters vegetable stock or chicken stock
  • 2 cups/475 ml heavy whipping cream
  • 2 cups/475 ml whole milk
  • 1 1/2 cups/260 g polenta (coarse cornmeal)
  • 1 cup/110 g freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 4 tablespoons/60 g unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons/about 5 g chopped fresh chives
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste.


  1. Combine the stock, cream and milk in a heavy based large saucepan. Bring to a simmer over high heat. Slowly whisk the polenta into the hot cream mixture.
  2. Whisk the polenta over medium heat until it comes to a simmer. Reduce the heat to a medium to low and simmer gently, stirring often, for about 45 minutes or until the polenta is thick and creamy and no longer has a starchy taste.
  3. Remove the polenta from the heat. Stir in the Parmesan cheese, butter and chives. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
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