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Cooked Fine Yellow Polenta

Fine Yellow Polenta

$ 8.25

Free shipping on orders $50+

Produced whole-grain and fresh from the mill, this is the finest new-crop polenta in the United States. The organic, heirloom corn is grown and ground for Rancho Gordo by Anson Mills.

If you know Anson Mills, you know this isn't just any polenta. Their heirloom flint corn is fresh and ground to order (and this was ground last week).

Use as a bed for your favorite toppings—Cranberry beans and tomato sauce, sautéed mushrooms, slow-cooked meat, or even just a pat of butter and a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese.

We tried Anson Mills' instructions for classic soft polenta (below) with great success, but there are many more polenta recipes on their website. Steve used the no-stir baked version from Divina Cucina and he says he's not going back to the stovetop.  Whichever cooking method you use, we are confident you'll enjoy it. 


Cooking Instructions

In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, combine 1 cup polenta and 3 1/2 cups water. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, until the first starch takes hold, 5 to 8 minutes. Reduce the heat to the lowest setting and cook with the pot lid slightly ajar, stirring frequently, until the grains are soft and hold their shape on a spoon, about 35 minutes. Whisk in 1 teaspoon salt, a few grinds black pepper, 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, and 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese. Serve hot.

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Fine Yellow Polenta

$ 8.25
Shipping Details

Free Shipping on each order $50 and over

FedEx Ground shipments, and one shipping location per order.

For orders less than $50: 
Our flat-fee shipping charges via FedEx Ground is $11 (regardless of weight)
One pound or One Thousand pounds, it's the same price. 

Our flat-fee shipping charge via US Postal Service is as follows:
$11 each 15 pounds
All shipments to Hawaii, Alaska, P.O. boxes, and APO/FPO/DPO addresses must go via USPS.

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The Rancho Gordo Story

You Can Blame it All on the Dutch

I was shopping one August for tomatoes and, despite Napa being one of the world's most magnificent agricultural regions, all the tomatoes were from a hothouse in Holland! Worse, they were hard and pale pink instead of the ripe tomatoes I was craving. I started to grow my own tomatoes and this eventually led to beans.

My first harvested heirloom bean was Rio Zape. They were pretty and easy to grow but I had no idea what to expect when I cooked them. They were similar to the pintos I liked but there was so much more going on. Hints of chocolate and coffee mixed with an earthy texture made my head spin. I was blown away by Rio Zape and the other heirloom beans I was growing, but also really confused why they were such a big secret. I took the beans to the farmers market, organizing things on my kitchen table. Soon there was a warehouse, followed by more markets and mail order. It seems we had struck a nerve. People agreed that heirloom beans were worth saving, growing and cooking. Currently our warehouse, a retail shop, and offices are in Napa, California, and a stop here is part of many tours of the wine country. 

All of my agricultural pursuits have been based on being someone who likes to cook but gets frustrated by the lack of ingredients, especially those that are native to the Americas. One of the things that originally drew me to beans was the fact that they are indigenous to the Americas. It seems to me these indigenous ingredients should be familiar, if not common. American cuisine is re-inventing itself and I'd love to include ingredients, traditions and recipes from north and south of the border as part of the equation. I love the concept of The Americas. I feel as if it's just as important as the European heritage many of us share.

You can read more about the Rancho Gordo story here.


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