Try saying that ten times fast.
My local (and I mean local, I live about 500 feet from it) grocery store is very good about carrying Jewish food items. During Passover, they always have a wide variety of Shabtai Gourmet foods which I highly recommend in the packaged-gluten-free-dessert category, but yesterday in their dedicated Rosh Hashanah section I noticed kasha, which is buckwheat in it's full-on grain form. I had purchased kasha before and I didn't know what to do with it and ended up making a dish that was pretty boring, but this brand -- Wolff's, has recipe suggestions on the back of their box and label their product "gluten-free" right on the front. Very smart, Wolff's, very smart!
Now a disclaimer: I'm not Jewish. I'm not even Jew-ish. So, I'm not sure how this is actually supposed to taste and honestly, the smell of the kasha put me off at first -- I didn't know what to make of it. But, the texture and the taste won me over: hearty and nutty. So, if you're looking for a new gluten-free grain to experiment with, give kasha a try.
Wolff's Kasha (with a few additions of my own)
1 small onion, chopped
1/2 to 3/4 cup mushrooms, chopped
oil to saute in
2 cups vegetable or chicken broth (or water)
2 tablespoons margarine (gf/df)
1 cup kasha
1 egg white
salt and pepper to taste
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
6 dried apricots, chopped
In a skillet on medium heat, saute the onion and mushrooms for about five minutes. Meanwhile, place the broth and margarine in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. While that is happening, coat the cup of kasha with the egg white. Take the onion and mushrooms out of the pan and set aside. In the same pan on medium-high heat, add the egg white/kasha mixture and cook until the grains seperate -- about three minutes. Next, add the boiling broth/margarine mixture, salt, pepper, thyme, nutmeg and apricots. Cover tightly with a lid and cook for about ten minutes or until most of the liquid has evaporated. Taste for seasoning and add whatever it needs.
I might try this with curry next time.