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Kasha and Noodles with Caramelized Onions


Nutty kasha, or buckwheat groats, is a classic Russian dish and a Passover staple. Adding noodles (Manischewitz now makes a Kosher-for-Passover line) lightens the dense grain.

  1. 1/2 pound Passover noodles
  2. 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  3. 2 medium onions, finely chopped
  4. 1 pound cremini or white button mushrooms, sliced 1/8 inch thick
  5. Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  6. 1 cup kasha (7 ounces)
  7. 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  8. 2 cups chicken stock
  1. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook the noodles until al dente. Drain and rinse under cold water; drain again.
  2. In a nonstick skillet, heat the oil. Add the onions and stir; cover and cook over moderate heat, stirring, until softened, about 10 minutes. Uncover and cook over moderately high heat, stirring frequently, until golden, about 8 minutes.
  3. Add the mushrooms and cook, stirring, until softened and any liquid has evaporated, 6 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and transfer to a bowl.
  4. In another bowl, stir the kasha with the egg. Add to the skillet and cook over moderate heat, stirring to break up any clumps, until lightly browned, 4 minutes. Add the stock and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low; simmer until the stock is absorbed and the kasha is tender, 10 minutes. Fold in the noodles and season with salt and pepper. Stir into the onion mixture and serve hot.
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