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Kasha is considered as one of the most common dishes in Russian cuisine, known since times immemorial.  Kasha is not only oatmeal; it is everything what is made of whole grains (buckwheat, oats, wheat, millet, barley, rice, etc) as a main ingredient. As a result, here are so many varieties to prepare and different ways to serve it. It might be cooked in the morning for breakfast or served as a side dish or even as a main meal in the evening. There are tons of recipes but here I would like to share you the easiest ones.

Kasha ( oatmeal) Serves 4
Rolled Oats/ Oat Flakes (16oz)
Water (24oz)
Milk (16oz)
Salt (2tsp)
Butter (3tbsp)
1.Combine oat flakes with water
2. Bring to a boil
3. Reduce heat and simmer until all water is absorbed
4. Add 16oz glass of milk, wait until milk boils
5. Cook until kasha thickens stirring occasionally
7. Stir in salt and butter if necessary
You can always create  your own flavors serving oatmeal with honey, jam , fruits or berries.

Kasha ( buckwheat) 2 serves

Buckwheat (8oz)
Salt (0.5tsp)
Water (16oz)
1.Combine buckwheat  with water and bring to a boil
2.Add salt according to your taste
3.Simmer for about 15-20 minutes until buckwheat is ready (grains are tender)
4.Add butter/olive oil/sunflower oil or just pour hot milk.
One of the varieties id to fry it with onions and mushrooms.

During your Moscow tour you can alsways try different varieties of Kasha in some eateries.

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