Posted 9 months ago

Eat Well, Live Well Miso Polenta


4¼ cups water

1 cup polenta

1 tablespoon miso paste, plus

2 teaspoons miso paste

1/teaspoon garlic powder

1/8 teaspoon ground ginger

2 green onions, chopped, to garnish (optional)

Sesame seeds, to garnish (optional)


1. In a medium saucepan, bring water to a boil.

2. Add polenta gradually and whisk until there are no lumps. Lower the heat to low and cook, uncovered, until the mixture thickens, about 20 to 25 minutes. It is important to stir the polenta every five minutes or so to ensure that the bottom of the pan does not burn.

3. Turn off the heat and add the miso, garlic powder, and ground ginger. Whisk to combine. Serve immediately and garnish with green onions and sesame seeds, if using.

Brenda Gridley, CSP, RDN

Supportive Care Services Department

Areas Brenda has managed include pediatric and neonatal intensive care units where she was responsible for individualizing therapeutic diets and alternate nutrition support  based on specific metabolic needs, medical conditions, and cultural preferences.

Her passion for nutrition was developed at a young age and reared by her grandmother who always instilled the importance of a healthy diet and active lifestyle.  When her grandmother became ill, Brenda became aware of the impact nutrition plays in disease prevention and maintaining overall mind and body health.