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Kasha or Buckwheat Groats, vegan
May 16, 2017, 1:49 pm
Filed under: recipes

My grandmother cooked this, my mother cooked this, I cook it and now my daughter cooks it too. My granddaughter likes it and may someday cook it too.

It is a family recipe made vegan by me.  Buckwheat groats are high in energy, low in starch, easily digestible and nutritious. They are tasty too, imho.


  • 1 cup kasha
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1 TBSP  olive oil
  • I medium onion , chopped
  • 8 oz mushrooms, sliced
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp.  black pepper


  1. Either use toasted kasha or toast kasha dry in a cast iron pan until it releases a toasted smell.
  2. Heat your cast iron pan to medium, add oil, then onions and mushrooms.  Sauté until onions are golden brown. Mushrooms put in last so they only cook  slightly.
  3. Add kasha and stir
  4. Add salt and pepper and the 2 1/2 cups of boiling water. Stir.
  5. Cover and cook for 20 minutes at a simmer.
  6. Kasha should be dry and fluffy.
  7. Serve.

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It needs way more mushrooms! But otherwise it’s great! You forgot to mention that your granddaughter also likes it 🙂


Comment by captious

edited the post for you.


Comment by austingardener

[…] is my current recipe (as of Jan 2018), based closely on my Mom’s recipe. But my mother only uses 8 ounces mushrooms. I like 1 pound or […]


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