My new try this weekend was Kasha. I've heard so much good about it as a Gluten Free grain that I finally decided to make some.
Tonight's dish was Kasha Pilaf with onions, garlic, mushrooms, celery, carrots, herbs and veggie broth.
It took a whole 15 minutes to prepare 'Total' (including the chopping of veggies) And filled up an entire Large Skillet worth of food.
The nutrition of Kasha is amazing, it is gluten free, fast, filling and easy to make.... So whats not to like, right?
Well for me, it is the smell, and the taste, and well, I Did NOT like it!
I really wanted to like it. I even kept adding seasonings and sweetness and anything I could find to enjoy the flavor. But it smelled like moth balls. It just did! I can't explain except to say every bite made me think of moth balls.
And the smell of moth balls can really disrupt a lovely meal.
Did I get a bad batch? Or does it always smell that way?
Now all that said.. the Vegkid really liked it. He gobbled down two bowls of it, including the veggies and mushrooms. Which is a super bonus.
Hubby had one bowl but only because he was too hungry not to eat.
As for me.. I haven't disliked a "New Try" that much in a long time. We'll give it one more shot with a breakfast recipe before disregarding kasha completely, but that little grain will have to work extra hard to win me over.
Have you ever used Kasha in a recipe? Do you like? Is there a trick?