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Ukrainian - Kasha with Chicken and Pasta
« on: July 07, 2017, 08:47:12 PM »
Ukrainian - Kasha with Chicken and Pasta (Hrechana Kasha iz Hrybamy, Kurka, Lapsha i Ovochy)   

Buckwheat groats or Kasha is often mixed with pasta. Instead of wide egg noodles this recipe uses bow-tie pasta.

3 to 4 Tablespoons vegetable oil or butter - divided
1/2 medium onion, chopped
4 ounces mushrooms, halved and sliced

1 cup medium-grain kasha (toasted buckwheat groats)
1 egg, beaten with pinch of salt
2 cups hot chicken broth, or broth mixed with water
2 medium carrots, halved lengthwise, sliced thin
2 medium zucchini, coarsely grated
2 cups diced cooked chicken

1 (7 or 8 ounce) package bowtie pasta
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
2 Tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
2 Tablespoons chopped fresh dill

Heat 2 Tablespoons oil or butter in a heavy skillet, add onion, and saute over medium heat 7 minutes or until softened.  Add mushrooms and saute 5 minutes or until lightly browned.  Remove onions and mushrooms from skillet and set aside.

Combine kasha with beaten egg in a wide bowl and stir with a fork until grains are thoroughly coated.  Add to skillet and heat over medium heat about 3 minutes, stirring to keep grains separate.  Add hot chicken broth and stir.  Add carrots. Cover and cook over low heat 5 minutes.  Add zucchini and cooked chicken.  Cook, covered, 10 minutes or until broth is absorbed.  Stir with a fork to fluff.  Add sauteed mushroom/onion mixture.

Meanwhile, cook pasta in a large pan of boiling salted water about 6 to 8 minutes or until just tender.  Drain well, transfer to a large bowl, and mix with 1 or 2 Tablespoons oil or butter. Mix lightly with kasha mixture.  Taste and adjust seasoning.  Stir in parsley and dill and serve.  Makes 4 main-course servings. If you like, serve it with sour cream mixed with a little chopped dill and with a cucumber salad.
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