Best Comfort Food to Pack On The Go: Kasha and Bow Ties

Our hot lunch recipe wagon presents a hot lunch you can take to work or school.  Our recipes are quick, easy and less than 30 minutes to cook.  Cook our recipes the night before, refrigerate and reheat the next day.  Or, on the other hand, you can cook our meals and freeze them for next week’s lunch.  Our special today is Kasha and Bow Ties

HOT LUNCH RECIPE WAGON: Kasha and Bow Ties

¼ cup Kasha ( see hint)

1 egg beaten

1/3 cup minced onion

1 tablespoon unsalted butter or olive oil

½ cup boiling water

¼ teaspoon salt

2/3 cup ( 2 ounces) small egg bow tie pasta

  • In a heavy, small saucepan over very low heat, combine kasha with egg.  Stir frequently until each grain is separate and dry, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside for a moment.
  • In a small skillet, saute’ the onion in the butter or olive oil for 3 to 4 minutes, until onion is soft but not brown.
  • Put the sauteed’ onion, boiling water, and salt into the saucepan with the kasha.  Stir to combine, cover and cook over medium heat for 10 minutes, or until all liquid has evaporated, stir occasionally.
  • In the meantime, cook the pasta in 1 quart of lightly salted boiling water for 10 to 12 minutes, or until tender.  Drain and stir into kasha mixture.  Pack warm for lunch in a heated lunch tote.
Keep Lunch Warm Legend Heated Lunch box
Heated Lunch Tote

HINT

Kasha is a coarse brown grain that is also known as buckwheat groats.  It’s sold in the supermarket in a small box, usually near the rice section.

You can carry your hot lunch in a heated lunch tote.

HOT LUNCH CHEF