Classic Rice Grits

This recipe is simply amazing.  Don't blame us if there are no leftovers.

2 cups chicken stock

2 cups milk (plus more if needed)*

1  teaspoon kosher salt

1 cup rice grits

3 tablespoons butter

¼ teaspoon pepper (or to taste)

1 cup sharp cheddar cheese

Directions:

Bring the chicken stock, milk, and salt to a boil over medium-high heat. Whisk in the rice grits, reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer. Whisk every 3-4 minutes. The grits will take 15-20 minutes to cook; grits are done when the grains are cooked through and the mixture is creamy. Add additional liquid to loosen the consistency depending on preferences.

Remove from heat and stir in the butter and pepper. Once the butter is melted, stir in the cheese a little at a time. Taste and adjust seasonings as necessary. We like to add a little garlic salt or garlic powder.

Enjoy!

*If you want an even richer flavor, use half and half instead of milk.