Kasha and Chickpeas with Caramelized Onions and Mushrooms

Kasha and Chickpeas with Caramelized Onions and Mushrooms

Serves 4 to 6
Sweet caramelized onions and mushrooms complement the nutty, toasted flavor of kasha. Look for kasha in the bulk aisle or find it with packaged beans and grains. Serve this dish alongside roasted chicken or pork.
  • 1 cup kasha (roasted buckwheat groats)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1/2 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 medium yellow onions, thinly sliced
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon mirin
  • 1/2 pound cremini mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley, plus more for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic
  • 1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
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Bring 2 cups plus 2 tablespoons water to boil in a medium pot over high heat. Stir in kasha, salt and 1/2 teaspoon of the oil. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook for 15 to 18 minutes, until tender. Remove from heat and set aside.

Heat remaining 2 tablespoons oil in a wide skillet over medium heat. Add onions and a pinch of salt. Stir to coat. Add mirin and 1 tablespoon water, cover, and cook gently over medium low heat until onions are soft and translucent, 12 to 14 minutes. Add mushrooms, raise heat to high and cook, stirring frequently, until mushrooms are browned, 6 to 8 minutes. Reduce the heat to low, add parsley, garlic and chickpeas and simmer for 5 to 7 minutes longer, stirring occasionally, until liquid has evaporated.

Lightly fluff kasha with a fork and transfer to a serving bowl or platter. Spoon the chickpeas and vegetables over the kasha. Garnish with parsley, if you like, and serve.
Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving: 280 calories (80 from fat), 8g total fat, 1g saturated fat, 430mg sodium, 44g carbohydrates, (8 g dietary fiber, 4g sugar), 10g protein.
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