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Make Baked Miso Polenta with fresh corn for double the sweet corn flavor in a hands-off, super easy vegan and gluten-free side dish.
I love paring flavors from around the world together. In this recipe for miso corn polenta, I’m bringing you a fusion of Southern and Japanese flavors. It’s sweet, savory, salty and so delicious.
How to Make Baked Polenta
Most recipes for polenta are cooked in a pot on the stove and take a long time and a lot of work. You have to constantly stir the cornmeal to prevent lumps, burning, or drying out. It’s a labor of love, but when you make it polenta in the oven, it’s just love.
All you need to do to make baked polenta is to combine your corneal, liquid, and any seasonings in an oven-safe dish. Then simply bake uncovered until the grains are soft and creamy and the liquid is fully absorbed. It’s that easy! In the meantime, you have plenty of time to prepare other meal components or simply chill.
This baked miso polenta gets its bold flavor from a combination of dried and fresh corn. Here’s what you need to make the recipe:
Cornmeal. I like to use a medium-ground coarse meal for my polenta.
Garlic. Use fresh garlic for the best flavor. IT’s going to be blended, so no need to chop or grate it. Corn. You will use canned and fresh.
Plant milk. Feel free to use your favorite unsweetened dairy-free milk, such as almond or coconut.
Nutritionalyeast. For the cheesy polenta flavor with no dairy.
Miso paste. Choose white shiro miso for the recipe.
Vegan butter. You can also use olive oil if you prefer.
Rice vinegar. This adds a nice tangy flavor.
Soy sauce. For savoriness.
Sesame oil. This adds nuttiness.
How to Serve Baked Miso Polenta
You can serve this oven-baked corn polenta as a small plate or a side dish with a larger meal. I like to serve it alongside tofu ham or herb-crusted tofu for a complete vegan meal that’s high protein and high flavor.
If you want an extra dose of sweetness in your corn polenta, drizzle each serving with maple syrup. Yum!
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