Learn how to cook buckwheat, and serve up a delicious bowl of buckwheat kasha. Serve your buckwheat up in a salad, soup, or even as porridge.
Buckwheat Groats. It is important to buy from a good source to really appreciate this wonderful superfood. This is my favorite brand. The good quality groats should be evenly sized, clean looking, each groat looking whole, not crushed. When cooking good quality groats, the water should stay clear.
If you are new to making buckwheat at home, let me share some tips to help set you up for success. The process is easy, and you will love the result.
What is buckwheat groat? Buckwheat is a nutty and flavorful gluten-free seed. Buckwheat groats are very popular in Eastern Europe, especially in Russia and Ukraine. This low-glycemic seed is packed with nutrients and has impressive health benefits. Buckwheat groats could be used in many sweet or savory recipes instead of grains.
What does buckwheat taste like? Buckwheat has a stand-out flavor. It offers a nutty and earthy flavor. You will find how you cook and serve your buckwheat will alter the flavor of the dish.
Do you serve buckwheat groat cold or hot? You can actually serve your dish cold or hot. For breakfast, I enjoy serving it warm like a porridge. Then if I have extra on hand, I might toss some cold into my salad for lunch.
How to know buckwheat is cooked? Buckwheat kasha will be tender when cooked. The water will absorb out of the pan, so make sure to be patient. It takes around 30 minutes.
Serve as a side dish with baked salmon and pesto sauce.
These easy meatballs made with tomato sauce would go great with buckwheat groats on the side.
Use buckwheat instead of granola in these jars with yogurt.