Kasha Varnishkes (buckwheat groats with bow ties)

This is a hearty filling dish; You can prepare this anytime, but in the winter time it is warming and satisfying.

Updated Kasha Varnishkes


  • 1 1/2 Cups Buckwheat Groats
  • 1 TSP of Grapeseed Oil
  • 3 Cups Boiling Water
  • 1 TBSP Natural Soup Broth Powder
  • 2 Onions Diced Finely
  • 1 TBSP Grapeseed Oil
  • 1 Package BowTies Cooked according to package instructions
  • Freshly Ground Sea Salt and Black Pepper
  • Optional (But preferred)
  • 1 Pint Mushrooms sliced or diced


  • In a deep saucepan pour the teaspoon of oil and the raw buckwheat groats and on a small flame.
  • Coat and toast the buckwheat for 2 - 3 minutes - Do not let the buckwheat burn.
  • Add the boiling water and soup broth powder - mix and close lid tightly. Steam till buckwheat has just fully absorbed the water
  • Cook pasta according to package instructions
  • In a slightly preheated skillet add the oil and the finely diced onions and saute the onions till they are nicely browned - but not burnt. Add the mushrooms and let them toast a bit for about 2 minutes.
  • Now fluff and gently combine the onions and mushrooms with the buckwheat.
  • Gently combine one or two cups at a time of the bowties till you have the proportion of noodle to buckwheat that you like.
  • Add freshly ground salt and pepper to taste.

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