Vegan Polenta with Mushroom Ragu

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  • Serves: 4-6 servings
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 c. Polenta
  • 3/4 c. Coconut Milk
  • 3 tbsp. Nutritional Yeast
  • 3 1/4 c. Vegetable Broth
  • 1 c. Crimini Mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 c. Dried Porcini Mushrooms, rehydrated & chopped
  • 1 c. Reserved Porcini Liquid
  • 1/2 c. Oyster Mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 c. Shiitake Mushrooms
  • 1/4 c. Dry White Wine
  • 1 tsp. Fresh Rosemary, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. Fresh Thyme
  • 2 Shallots, finely diced
  • 4 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp. Olive Oil
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Vegan Parmesan (for serving)

Instructions

  1. Bring vegetable broth and coconut milk to a boil, then stir in polenta; continue about 15 to 20 minutes or until polenta grains are tender, stirring constantly to prevent lumps. Stir in nutritional yeast, and season to taste with salt and pepper. Cover and set aside until needed.

  2. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil on medium heat in a large pan, then saute shallots and garlic until fragrant. Add mushrooms to pan and cook briefly until slightly softened, then increase heat to medium high and add porcini liquid, white wine, and herbs. Bring sauce to a boil, then reduce heat and cover. Cook until mushrooms are tender and sauce has reduced slightly. Season to taste with salt and pepper, and stir in remaining olive oil.

  3. To serve, mound polenta in a bowl and top with mushroom ragu. Sprinkle generously with vegan parmesan and broil briefly on high to melt, if desired.

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