You can omit the cooked egg whites, and this dish still will taste delicious. If you prefer small-grain kasha, increase the water to 1/2 cup.

Recipe by Cooking Light January 2001


Credit: Randy Mayor; Jan Gautro

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4 servings


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  • Place kasha in a medium saucepan; cook over medium-low heat 3 minutes, stirring often. Gradually add uncooked egg whites, stirring to coat. Add 1/4 cup water, salt, and broth; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat. Cut cooked eggs in half; remove yolks, and reserve for another use. Finely chop cooked egg whites. Add cooked egg whites and 1 1/2 teaspoons oil to kasha mixture; stir well.

  • Heat 1 1/2 teaspoons oil in a medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add leek; sauté 5 minutes. Add 2 tablespoons water and sugar; cover, reduce heat, and cook 2 minutes. Spoon 1 cup kasha into each of 4 bowls. Top each serving with 1/2 cup leek mixture and 1 tablespoon chopped pecans.

Nutrition Facts

326 calories; calories from fat 28%; fat 10.3g; saturated fat 1.2g; mono fat 6.1g; poly fat 2.1g; protein 12g; carbohydrates 50.1g; fiber 5.5g; iron 3.3mg; sodium 688mg; calcium 74mg.