Kasha varnishkes is a Middle European dish of roasted buckwheat groats (kasha) and bow-tie noodles (varnishkes). Traditionally, a whole egg (in this recipe, just an egg white) is stirred into the kasha to coat the grains so they remain separate instead of cooking into a mush. Our version ups the flavor ante with lots of caramelized onions.
Makes 6 servings
1 tablespoon vegetable oil, such as olive or canola oil
2 medium onions, thinly sliced
1 cup kasha (roasted buckwheat groats)
1 large egg white
2 cups chicken broth, homemade or canned
½ teaspoon salt