Polenta is a wonderful gluten-free side dish that provides the same rib-sticking satisfaction you get from wheat-based starches, such as pasta or bread. Use it to round out meals of roasted or sautéed meat, poultry, or fish or as a base for a satisfying vegetarian meal topped with either vegetables or poached or fried eggs. You can vary the polenta to your taste with your favorite chopped fresh herbs or grated cheese. If you like, pour the finished polenta into a glass dish, let cool overnight, and then cut into wedges and sauté in olive oil as a crunchy companion to any meal. When serving this with seafood, you may prefer to leave out the cheese.