Toasted, Hulled, Organic Buckwheat Groats!!
Kasha is simply buckwheat groats that have been roasted as the roasting brings out the nutty flavor of buckwheat beautifully. Buckwheat is gluten free!
Kasha Buckwheat may have “wheat” in its name, but it is not related to it in any way! Buckwheat is a seed that is classified as a cereal grain in food industries since it cooks like other common grains (like rice, buckwheat cooks in a 2:1 ratio). Nutty in flavor, buckwheat groats are tender in texture once cooked, and can be used in both sweet and savoury applications.
Buckwheat cooks in a classic 2:1 ratio; one cup of groats to 2 cups of water (or stock). From porridge to granola bars, and side dishes to salads, buckwheat can be used in the same cooking methods as most grains.
A favorite warm buckwheat salad includes sautéed kale, butternut squash, toasted and chopped hazelnuts, topped with goat cheese and a simple olive oil and orange juice vinaigrette. Create your own warm or cold buckwheat salad with ingredients you enjoy. Toss buckwheat with beets, arugula, and top with seared tofu for a delicious and complete vegetarian meal. You can also use cooked buckwheat as a bed or side dish to protein, seafood, vegetables, and sauces (like tomato sauce and meatballs) or to make hot cereal, and top with fresh fruits.