Buckwheat is a healthy side dish containing all 9 of the essential amino acids. It's very popular in Europe. Buckwheat is gluten free, as it's not a grain. This recipe is not as quick as a plain basic way to cook buckwheat, but it's so worth it and smells and tastes so good. Serve hot with a small piece of butter on top.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
40 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Rinse buckwheat with cold water in a colander; drain.

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  • Heat a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir buckwheat until toasted and fragrant, 5 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a bowl.

  • Heat olive oil in the skillet over medium heat; cook and stir onion and carrot until onion is golden, 5 to 10 minutes. Add mushrooms; cook and stir for 5 minutes more.

  • Melt butter in a pot over medium heat; add buckwheat and stir to coat. Add onion mixture, water, salt, and pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover pot, and simmer until liquid is absorbed, about 20 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

Toasting the buckwheat in step 2 is optional. It will give the cereal a more intense buckwheat flavor.

Substitute broth for the water, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

243 calories; protein 8.2g; carbohydrates 39g; fat 8g; cholesterol 7.6mg; sodium 78.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
03/24/2020
No need to rinse the buckwheat before pan frying. Cook until golden in the butter (or olive oil) in the pot and add the cooked vegetable mixture. Garlic cooked with the onion adds additional flavour. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2020
The cook timing on this is perfect. I used some shortcuts such as pre-prepped mirepoix and sliced shiitake. I also amped up the umami by using black truffle oil, chicken stock, and smoked sea salt. Overall it was fantastic. I had not had groats before but I loved the texture and will definitely give it a repeat. Next time I will use miso broth. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
03/24/2020
No need to rinse the buckwheat before pan frying. Cook until golden in the butter (or olive oil) in the pot and add the cooked vegetable mixture. Garlic cooked with the onion adds additional flavour. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/19/2020
Quick and easy and the mushrooms make it taste really meaty! Read More
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