Are you struggling making instant grits? Are they too dry? Too wet? It took me awhile to get the technique down. Some people use milk and add butter, I use water and cheese. But never anything sweet! My Louisiana mother in law is the best at making grits! Follow along to see how I make Instant Grits. There are also instant grits packets and slow cook grits, this recipe is for 5 minute grits, (see image below). I find them at Walmart.
Instant Grits Ingredients:
1/2 cup Instant Grits (I like to use Quaker quick 5 minute)
Garlic clove (optional)
2 1/4 cup cold water
Cheese (I like to use Monterey jack)
6 quart sauce pan with tight fitting lid
Instant Grits: Step 1
To make about 4 servings, I use 2 and 1/4 cup cold water in a medium sauce pan that has a lid.
Next, add your spices. Don’t be shy, it takes a pretty good bit to add flavor. I use salt, pepper, Mrs. Dash, and cajun seasoning. Some people like to add a diced garlic clove.
Bring the water to a boil, then add 1/2 cup grits. I like to whisk it in. I let it come back to a boil, be careful it likes to over boil! Then once it is simmering, put the lid on. It tends to stick, so stir frequently, I like to keep using the whisk.
After it has come to the consistency you like, add some cheese, we like to use a Monterey jack cheese for a spicy kit. I take it off the burner at this point. If you don’t, I find it gets too overcooked.
And that’s it! It really is easy, however it tends to get overcooked easily. If you find this helpful or have any questions please let me know in the comments below!
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- 1/2 cup Instant Grits (I like to use Quaker quick 5 minute)
- Salt/Pepper/Seasonings (I use Mrs. Dash and Cajun seasoning)
- Garlic clove (optional)
- 2 1/4 cup cold water
- Cheese (I like to use Monterey jack)
- Add 2 1/4 cup cold water to medium sized sauce pan, add salt/pepper/seasonings.
- Bring to a boil.
- Whisk in grits, lower heat to low, otherwise it will over boil. Cover.
- Whisk frequently until it thickens. Once it thickens, turn off heat and take off of burner.
- Stir in cheese, cover to allow cheese to melt.