Dress Up the Ordinary
This simple, unadorned polenta is perfect for serving with all manner of stews and braises, or as a side dish for roasted or grilled veggies, fish, poultry, or meat.
With the stock at a simmer, gradually whisk in the polenta. Simmer the polenta, stirring constantly, until it thickens and all the stock is absorbed, about 10 minutes.
To enrich the polenta bit, stir in the optional butter or olive oil at the end of cooking time. Serve immediately.