Bring the water and salt to a boil in a medium saucepan. Whisk in the polenta. Stir constantly until it begins to thicken. Reduce the flame and simmer for 10 minutes.
Pour the polenta into a shallow glass baking dish and smooth out to about 1/2 inch thick. Refrigerate 1 hour or until the polenta is firm. Slice the polenta into squares or rectangles.
To prepare the sauce, heat the oil in a skillet and sauté the garlic, onions, and mushrooms for 4 to 5 minutes. Add the spaghetti sauce and basil. Cover, reduce heat and simmer for 15 to 20minutes. While the sauce is cooking, pan fry the polenta.
Oil a skillet or griddle with safflower oil and pan fry the slices on each side until golden and crisp. Place on a serving platter.
Ladle the tomato sauce over the polenta when serving. Garnish with parsley.
Per serving - 245 calories, 5 gram fat (13% calories from fat), 10 gram protein, 57 gram carbohydrate, 16 gram fiber, 0 milligram cholesterol, 330 milligram sodium