3 ½ cups water, divided 1 tsp salt 1 ¼ cups cornmeal Combine 2 ½ cups water and salt in saucepan. Bring to a boil. Mix cornmeal with remaining water in small bowl. Add the cornmeal mixture slowly to boiling water, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low; cook, stirring constantly, for 5 minutes or until mixture is thickened. Click here to purchase