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    Goat Cheese Grits With Fresh Corn

    Take grits upscale by adding fresh corn, goat cheese and chives.


    • 3 cups water
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
    • 3/4 cup quick grits, (not instant)
    • 1 cup fresh corn kernels (about 1 large ear), or frozen
    • 3/4 cup crumbled goat cheese (3 ounces), divided
    • 1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh chives, or scallion greens


    Step 1
    Bring water, salt and pepper to a boil in a large saucepan. Slowly pour in grits, stirring constantly. Stir in corn; return to a simmer. 
    Step 2
    Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and cook, stirring once or twice, until thickened, about 5 minutes.
    Step 3
    Remove from the heat, stir in half the goat cheese and let stand for 5 minutes. 
    Step 4
    Stir in chives (or scallions). Serve each portion sprinkled with some of the remaining cheese.

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