*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                   Polenta with Ratatouille (MicroWaved)
 
 Recipe By     : Prevention’s Healthy One-Dish Meals (1996)
 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:35
 Categories    : Low-Fat                          Quick'n'easy
                 Entree                           Vegetable
                 New
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2      cups          1% low-fat milk
    2      cups          water
    1 1/4  cups          cornmeal -- coarse
      1/2  teaspoon      salt
    2      teaspoons     olive oil
    1      cup           chopped onions
    1      tablespoon    minced garlic
    2      cups          green bell peppers -- diced
    2      cups          eggplant -- peel and dice
    2      cups          tomatoes -- diced
      1/4  cup           fresh basil -- minced
    1      teaspoon      dried oregano
                         Freshly ground black pepper
      1/4  cup           shredded Monterey Jack cheese -- low-fat
 
 Review:  “Polenta, cooked cornmeal, is a cinch in the microwave.  Here it is
 topped with a vegetable melange from southern France.”
 
 POLENTA: In a rectangular 3-quart microwave-safe casserole, mix the milk and
 water. Whisk in the cornmeal and salt.
 
 Cover with vented plastic. Microwave on high power for a total of 12
 minutes, or until most of the liquid is absorbed, stop and stir after 6 minutes.
 
 Let stand, covered, for 5 minutes.
 
 RATATOUILLE: Coat a large no-stick frying pan with no-stick spray. Add the oil
 and place over medium-high heat. Add the onions, garlic and green peppers.
 Cook, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes, or until the onions and peppers
 begin to soften.
 
 Add the eggplant, tomatoes, basil, oregano and black pepper. Cook, stirring
 occasionally, for 10 minutes, or until the eggplant is tender.
 
 TO SERVE: Spoon the vegetables over the cornmeal. Sprinkle with the Monterey
 Jack. Microwave for 1 minute, or until the cheese melts. 
 
 7 minutes attention: 35 minutes total.
 Per serving: 304 calories; 8.1 g. total fat (23%)
 ISBN 0-87596-269-6 edited by Jean Rogers; listed Nov 1996 by Path c/o McRecipe
 
 
 
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