Sunday, July 8, 2012
Hearty winter delights 3: Buckwheat kasha
Not hard to see why--it has a lovely nutty flavour and a good texture. And it's easily made. We used the whole grains that you can buy these days from any supermarket, quickly dry-fried them in a pan for a few seconds, then put them in a baking dish, poured hot water over them just to cover, added a little salt, and left the dish in the bottom compartment of the wood stove overnight. In the morning, the grains were fluffy and cooked through but not soggy at all. We had some for breakfast with cream and sugar(as pictured), and it was delicious. But as we prepared quite a lot of it, it's also going to feature on the dinner table tonight, warmed through with fried onions and herbs stirred throughout, to accompany roast chicken!
You don't have to wait for it to cook overnight, of course; the grains cook in about 30 minutes on top of the stove. An excellent alternative to rice, couscous, etc, and very nutritious.