- 2 large onions sliced
- 2 cloves garlic sliced
- 2 tbl of butter
- 1 tbl of olive oil
- 1 cup of kasha
- 1 egg white slightly beaten
- 2 cups of stock (chicken or even veg)
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 tbl fresh parsley
- 3/4 pound bow tie noodles
kasha varnishkes…my favorite.
i love the golden caramelized onions and garlic.
the crunch of the kasha (it is soft, but i think it’s still a little crunchy) vs the softness of the noodle.
it’s seriously one of my favorites.
i look forward to this every holiday. i make sure to sit right near it just in case. you know, so i can grab the last spoonful or bow tie.
kasha is very easy to make. it takes all of 20 minutes to prepare and cook. it’s also a great side to make ahead of time because it can be frozen and heated up right before dinner.
- bring a pot of water to a boil and cook noodles.
- saute onion in butter and oil. after about 2 minutes add garlic and continue to cook for another 8-10 minutes.
- in a bowl beat your egg white and add kasha. mix and add to pan with onions. mix it up, let it sit for a minute, mix it up again and let it sit for one more minute. you want to dry out the kasha.
- add 2 cups of stock and parsley, a pinch of salt and pepper. cover and let simmer for about 5 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
- combine kasha with the noodles.