1) Add polenta to a medium pot. Add liquid along with a pinch of salt and pepper. Most polenta needs 3 cups liquid per cup of polenta, but check your packaging.
2) Bring to a simmer and stir constantly until it begins to thicken. Make sure it isn’t sticking to the bottom of the pot. Reduce heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes.
3) When it’s bubbling and the polenta is soft, it’s done. You can thicken it up more if you want but I like mine a bit runny for this dish.
4) Top with any number of delicious things.