Becca (rebbyribs) wrote in vegancooking,

Okara polenta with spinach

I'd been having a hard time finding good things to do with all of the okara I get from my soymilk maker. My friend tlaad who's in Togo as a Peace Corp volunteer had a great suggestion. You can combine okara with cornmeal and water and steam it to get a porridge. I used half of the okara from one batch of soymilk in each bowl, plus two tablespoons of cornmeal and a little less than a cup of water. It cooks pretty easily in the microwave - just zap for a minute, stir, and repeat until it's the consistency you like. I sauteed some garlic and spinach in olive oil to put over it. My boyfriend added black pepper and two kinds of hot sauce 'cause he's that sort of guy. Mine just has salt and black pepper on top. The taste and texture were indistinguishable from regular polenta, but I think it's probably more nutritious, since okara has lots of fiber and protein.
Okara polenta with spinach

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