Serve alongside spice-rubbed shrimp and sauteed greens.
Combine water, grits, salt and garlic powder in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce to a simmer, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until desired consistency. Remove from the heat and stir in cheese and paprika, stirring until the cheese melts.
1 1/2 starch, 1/2 high-fat meat