Kasha Breakfast Pilaf Serves 6 Another delicious breakfast grain, kasha (or buckwheat) has a reddish-brown color and robust, earthy flavor. Here it's combined with potatoes for a rib-sticking meal.


1 small onion, chopped


2 cloves garlic, minced


Pinch of sea salt


2 cups boiling water


2 medium red potatoes or 1 large baking potato


4 mushrooms, sliced


1 cup kasha


Freshly ground black pepper

1. Heat the oil in a 2-quart saucepan. Add onion, garlic and salt and sauté until the onion is soft.

2. Scrub potatoes well and cut into 1/2-inch cubes. Add potatoes and mushrooms to onions, stir and sauté 1 to 2 minutes. Add kasha to mixture and stir. Pour in boiling water. Turn heat to low. Cover pot and simmer 15 minutes. Fluff grains with a fork and serve immediately garnished with freshly ground black pepper.