Buckwheat Kasha Recipe with Dried Mushrooms

Wild Mushroom Buckwheat Kasha Recipe

A simple buckwheat grain meal with a boost of flavor from dried mushrooms
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American, Russian


  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup dried forrest mushrooms, or whatever vegetable you have on hand
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup buckwheat
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • salt


re-hydrating dried mushrooms

  • Soak dried mushrooms for at least 1 hour in hot water. Boil in same water for about half an hour (could take a little longer.

Buckwheat Mushroom Kasha

  • Bring buckwheat and 2 1/2 cups water to a boil then simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, sauté onion and mushrooms until onion is golden and soft (about 5 minutes).
  • Mix cooked buckwheat with mushrooms and onion then salt to taste.


dried mushrooms boost the flavor of this dish but fresh mushrooms may also be used. You can also substitute and vegetable you have around the house for the mushrooms. when purchasing buckwheat make sure and buy roasted buckwheat or you can roast it by toasting the grain on a fry pan (no oil added) for 1-2 minutes over medium high heat. Un-roasted buckwheat will be mushy when cooked.
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