I’ve never had polenta. So when I walked by this little golden log sandwiched in between the tofu and veggie patties at my grocery store’s meager organic foods collection, I had to stop and pick it up. The package of Freida’s Organic Polenta promised a low-fat, scrumptious, and hearty helping of ready made polenta whose only requirement was to be thoroughly heated either by microwavable means or stove top cooking. I opted for the stove top (of course!) – a bit of good olive oil in a hot pan and that was it.
So how’d it turn out? Eh, so so. It was fine, so long as it was paired with something that had some taste, which is why I decided to saute up some portobellos in some tomato sauce (it was jarred, I’m not going to lie – I was in no mood) and call it a day. What would have helped
Freida’s polenta? Some seasoning. I found it extremely bland; however, I will say that the texture of the product was good considering it came in the form of a stiff, waxy-looking log.
So, would I recommend picking up the product. Sure – It’s a good, healthy substitue for pasta and rice, and the fact that it’s organic helps. But, just like pasta and rice, you have to add something to it, or it’ll be as bland as can be, I promise.