Prepare a heart-healthy vegetarian meal with this vegetarian grits with roasted mushrooms and herbs dish. In this recipe, creamy stone-ground corn grits (polenta) are prepared and served with a blend of roasted cremini and shiitake mushrooms, seasoned with fresh thyme and parmesan cheese. It's a Tuscan-style dish made in the comfort of your kitchen.
Although you can use the mushroom(s) of your choosing, such as maitake, oyster or baby portobello, the recipe that follows calls for a 50/50 blend of cremini and shiitake mushrooms for their texture and flavor. Roasting the mushrooms brings out an even deeper flavor, and topping the whole savory delight with grated parmesan cheese brings this dish's profile to a world of delicious umami. Sprinkle some dried red chili flakes on the mushrooms for a little extra kick.