Slow-Cooking Stone-Ground Grits

Slow-Cooking Stone-Ground Grits
Staff Writer
Slow-Cooking Stone-Ground Grits
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Stone-ground grits are ground in a stone mill and are much larger than quick- cooking grits. They also have an abundance of flavor compared to the faster-cooking versions. Most Southerners will put them on the stove and cook them for hours, sometimes even all day, while popping in and out of the kitchen to stir. Cooking them in the slow cooker requires no stirring at all. Let them cook all night and wake up to rich, creamy grits. 

4
Servings
214
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1  Cup  stone-ground grits
  • 3 1/2  Cups  water, plus more for rinsing the grits
  • 1  Cup  milk
  • 2  Tablespoons  unsalted butter
  • 2  Teaspoons  salt

Directions

Lightly spray a 6-quart slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray.

Place the grits in a medium mixing bowl and cover with water to rinse any debris. Stir gently and skim off any debris that floats to the top. Drain the grits and discard the water.

Add the grits, 3½ cups of water, the milk, butter, and salt to the slow cooker. Turn the slow cooker to the low setting, replace the lid, and allow to cook for 6 hours. Stir the grits well before serving.  

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
2g
3%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Cholesterol
2mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
41g
32%
Protein
6g
13%
Vitamin A, RAE
33µg
5%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
2mg
3%
Calcium, Ca
80mg
8%
Choline, total
6mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Fluoride, F
126µg
4%
Folate, total
76µg
19%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
26mg
8%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Phosphorus, P
105mg
15%
Selenium, Se
8µg
15%
Sodium, Na
592mg
39%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
1µg
7%
Water
234g
9%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Grits Shopping Tip

Southern food is a mixture of Native American, Creole, and European influences. Staples of this comfort food include corn (in all its forms), honey, chicken, pork, and seafood, all easily found at any neighborhood grocery store.

Grits Cooking Tip

Southern and comfort food is often rich and heavy, be sure to include lots of greens and vegetables with these dishes.