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🌽 Creamy Vegan Polenta with Mushrooms & Kale

Creamy Vegan Polenta with Mushrooms and Kale

🍽 Serves ⏲ Total Time
4 26 minutes

🧂 Ingredients

  • 🍲 6 cups vegetable broth
  • 🧂 some salt
  • 🌽 1.5 cups polenta
  • 🧈 3 Tbsp butter
  • 🦠 2 Tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 🧂 some black pepper
  • 🫒 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 🧅 1 small yellow onion
  • 🍄 1 lb cremini mushrooms
  • 🌿 2 tsp rosemary
  • 🧄 4 cloves garlic
  • 🌶 1 pinch red-pepper flakes
  • 🍅 3 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 🍷 0.67 cup red wine
  • 🍲 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 🥬 2 small bunches curly kale
  • 🍷 1 tsp red wine vinegar

🍳 Cookware

  • 1 large saucepan
  • 1 wooden spoon
  • 1 12-inch skillet

📝 Instructions

Step 1

Make the polenta: Bring 6 cups vegetable broth and 1 teaspoon salt to boil in a large saucepan. Gradually whisk in the polenta, then turn the heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon, until the polenta has thickened to your liking, 10 to 15 minutes. Off the heat, stir in the butter and nutritional yeast. Season to taste with salt and black pepper; cover and set aside.

Step 2

Prepare the mushrooms: While the polenta simmers, heat the olive oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium. Add the finely chopped yellow onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until translucent, about 4 minutes. Raise the heat to medium-high, and add the cremini mushrooms and rosemary to the skillet. Cook, tossing occasionally and adding a splash of olive oil if the pan looks dry, until the mushrooms have released their water and are tender, 4 to 6 minutes.

Step 3

Add the garlic and red-pepper flakes, and cook for 1 minute, until fragrant. (Be careful not to let the garlic burn.) Add the tomato paste and cook, stirring to incorporate, until it turns a rusty brown color and begins to caramelize on the bottom of the pan.

Step 4

Add the red wine and cook, stirring and scraping brown bits from the pan, until the liquid is reduced by about half.

Step 5

Add the 1 cup vegetable broth, and bring to a simmer. Begin adding handfuls of curly kale, cooking and stirring until the kale wilts. Add 3/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until the liquid in the pan reduces and thickens, about 10 minutes.

Step 6

Off the heat, stir in the red wine vinegar and add salt and pepper to taste. Reheat the polenta over medium low, adding a splash of broth to loosen it if necessary. Serve the polenta and braised mushrooms and kale in shallow bowls, sprinkled with parsley.

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