Slow-Cooking Stone-Ground Grits

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Slow-Cooking Stone-Ground Grits
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
232
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.  

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
8g
13%
Sugar
3g
N/A
Saturated Fat
5g
25%
Cholesterol
21mg
7%
Protein
5g
10%
Carbs
34g
11%
Vitamin A
77µg
9%
Vitamin B12
0.3µg
4.8%
Vitamin B6
0.1mg
5.7%
Vitamin D
0.9µg
0.2%
Vitamin E
0.3mg
1.4%
Vitamin K
0.7µg
0.9%
Calcium
79mg
8%
Fiber
2g
7%
Folate (food)
18µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
106µg
26%
Folic acid
51µg
N/A
Iron
1mg
7%
Magnesium
22mg
6%
Monounsaturated
2g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
2mg
9%
Phosphorus
96mg
14%
Polyunsaturated
0.7g
N/A
Potassium
137mg
4%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
14%
Sodium
731mg
30%
Thiamin (B1)
0.5mg
34.9%
Trans
0.2g
N/A
Zinc
0.5mg
3.6%

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