Made from cornmeal, polenta is a staple of Italian cooking. You can whip it up at home or buy ready-to-eat polenta in rolls that you slice.
If you’re gluten-free, polenta also makes a good choice.
One serving of cornmeal provides 92 calories from carbohydrates, seven calories from protein and four calories from fat. … Unlike flour made from wheat grains, cornmeal does not contain gluten. It is therefore safe for those with gluten intolerance and celiac disease.
Polenta can be cooked to be creamy and thick, or allowed to set and then sliced. Serve it instead of pasta, rice or potatoes. Use in place of breadcrumbs to coat chicken or fish when frying. Uncooked polenta makes a delicious addition or gluten-free alternative to flour in cakes, biscuits and pastries.