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Kasha Varnishkes with Caramelized Onions and Mushrooms

Serves 4 to 6
Time 45 min
Kasha varnishkes, a delightful mixture of sautéed onions, buckwheat groats and bowtie pasta, graces many Jewish holiday tables. This version features caramelized onions and hearty mushrooms.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup whole buckwheat groats
  • 3 tablespoons plus 1/2 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1/3 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt, divided
  • 4 yellow onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 pound cremini mushrooms
  • 2 cups bowtie pasta
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 tablespoons toasted pumpkin seeds (optional)
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Method

Bring 2 cups plus 2 tablespoons water to a boil in a medium pot over high heat.

Stir in buckwheat groats, 1/2 teaspoon of the oil, cumin, and 1/4 teaspoon of the salt.

Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook for 18 minutes.

Remove from heat and set aside.

Warm 2 tablespoons of the remaining oil in a large skillet over medium heat.

Add onions and a pinch of salt and cook, stirring occasionally, for 6 to 8 minutes.

Add mushrooms, raise the heat to high, and cook for 4 to 6 more minutes, stirring frequently.

Reduce the heat to low, and cook for 10 to 15 more minutes, stirring occasionally, until onions and mushrooms begin to caramelize.

Meanwhile, cook pasta according to directions on package.

Drain pasta and toss with mushroom mixture.

Lightly fluff the groats with a fork and then stir them into the pasta and mushroom mixture.

Season with remaining salt and pepper.

Garnish with remaining 1 tablespoon oil, parsley, and pumpkin seeds, if using.

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  • 1 cup whole buckwheat groats
  • 3 tablespoons plus 1/2 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1/3 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt, divided
  • 4 yellow onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 pound cremini mushrooms
  • 2 cups bowtie pasta
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 tablespoons toasted pumpkin seeds (optional)
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Exclusively for Prime members in select ZIP codes.