August 31, 2016
Kasha Varnishkes

Kasha Varnishkes

by Berkeley Wellness  |  

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