Kasha with Browned Onions and Walnuts Recipe

Looking for an easy Kasha with browned onions and walnuts recipe? Learn how to make Kasha with browned onions and walnuts using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by marit

Makes 8 servings



In Russia and eastern Europe kasha is most often made into thick gruel. Instead, we turned the roasted buckwheat kernels into a fantastic side dish studded with butter-toasted walnuts and browned onion. Gourmet Quick Kitchen November 2006

Recipe Ingredients for Kasha with browned onions and walnuts

1 cup buckwheat groats, coarse, roasted (kasha)
1 large egg, lightly beaten
2 cups water, boiling-hot
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
3/4 cup walnuts, (3 oz), coarsely chopped
1 1/2 tablespoons butter, unsalted
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium onion, coarsely chopped
2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
3 tablespoons fresh parsley, flat-leaf chopped

Recipe Directions for Kasha with browned onions and walnuts

  1. Stir together kasha and egg until coated well, then cook in a dry 3 1/2- to 4-quart heavy saucepan over moderate heat, stirring constantly, until grains smell toasty and begin to separate, about 2 minutes. Add boiling-hot water, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper and simmer, covered, over low heat until kasha is barely tender and most of water is absorbed, about 12 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand, covered, 10 minutes.

  2. While kasha cooks, toast walnuts in 1 tablespoon butter in a 12-inch heavy skillet over moderate heat, stirring frequently, 5 minutes. Transfer nuts to a plate, then add oil and remaining 1/2 tablespoon butter to skillet and heat over moderate heat until foam subsides. Add onion and thyme and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened and browned, about 15 minutes.

  3. Stir kasha into onion along with walnuts, parsley, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.

  4. Makes 4 (side dish) servings.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 114.4g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
188
Calories from Fat
122
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
13.6g
21%
Saturated Fat
2.5g
12%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
32mg
11%
Sodium
246mg
10%
Potassium
189mg
5%
Total Carbohydrates
13.4g
4%
Dietary Fiber
2.7g
11%
Sugars
1.2g
Protein
5.7g
Vitamin A 5% Vitamin C 6%
Calcium 3% Iron 9%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • Low in sugar
  • High in manganese
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