Last Updated on October 20, 2020 by Cookie
Buckwheat is a nutty, earthy, and healthy seed with a soft and fluffy texture. It is gluten-free and one of the best alternative to wheat or cereals.
Buckwheat is less popular than oats and wheat but it is easy to cook and healthy to eat. It is an under-appreciated ingredient, however, it is a highly nutritious whole grain – often called a superfood. Buckwheat isn’t a grain, it is one of the 6 pseudo-grains with a texture resembling much grains, this is why in the culinary industry it is considered a healthy seed.
If speaking about grains or cereals, buckwheat infused with butter is simply delicious and healthy. I adore buckwheat more than quinoa or rice, because of its softer and nutty texture. I adore topping some parmesan to add some saltiness and flavour. Cooking a bowl of buckwheat is very simple and easy. No special techniques required to make a super delicious bowl of buckwheat served next to anything. It pairs just perfect with Pork Chops in Mushroom Gravy, Baked Sea Bream, Baked Breaded Pork Chops, Meat Balls and other recipes. Buckwheat tastes unbelievable and fabulous when served with some gravy. It is simply fantastically.
Other buckwheat recipes?
Buckwheat was always present in my life since I remember me. There were days when I ate it every day. Honestly speaking, it is a great grain to lose calories so I tried to eat it almost every day. Now, because my husband doesn’t like it that much I do, I try to make it rarely. One more secret about buckwheat, you won’t find anywhere, it tastes delicious with some hot milk. My daughter finds fun when I make this inexpensive, but healthy dish for her. Simply boil the milk, add some buckwheat and enjoy. It is a great and healthy alternative to corn flakes with milk.
Eating healthy can be sometimes tasty and flavorful.
What is Buckwheat?
Buckwheat is a healthy, gluten-free seed with an earthy taste. It isn’t a grain, nor wheat, however, in the culinary, it is often considered a grain. It is a food plant that raises in Asia and is very common in that region. Buckwheat doesn’t grow on grasses but resembles much to cereals this is why it can be easily named porridge or Kasha.
Does buckwheat need to be soaked?
It is optional either to soak or only to rinse the buckwheat seeds. I usually rinse in some clear crystal water to wash it from dirties and dust. However, you can soak it overnight or at least 12 hours. If you choose to soak it overnight you can easily eat it as it, as it has absorbed enough water to be served.
For note: you don’t have to rinse the grains after being soaked.
How long does it take to boil buckwheat?
Boiling the buckwheat needs some 15 minutes to be ready. Add the buckwheat to the boiling water with a pinch of salt and cover the pan with a lid for about 10-15 minutes. No much effort and professional skills needed.
How healthy is buckwheat?
It is considered a superfood with lots of benefits. Buckwheat is a great ingredient when you want to lose weight, it is a great source of protein, energy, and fibers. These gluten-free grains are rich in minerals, especially in rutin and help manage diabetes in people. Buckwheat is healthy and useful grains to be introduced to the daily or at least weekly menu, it is much useful than rice. I simply adore this great Kasha served with some mushroom gravy and parmesan. Sounds simple, poor, and colourless, but it is really mouthwatering.
How to cook Buckwheat?
Cooking buckwheat is as simple as the name inspires. No much effort is needed and much professionalism. However, cooking buckwheat is simple but still, you don’t want it too mushy and soggy. This is why it is important to keep in mind one simple rule, resembling much boiling the rice, 2 cups of water goes with 1 cup of buckwheat.
1 cup of good quality brown-looking buckwheat
2 cups of water
Pinch of salt
2 tbsp of butter or 2 tbsp olive oil if you want it vegetarian way
Firstly rinse and drain the buckwheat.
Take a saucepan and pour 2 cups of water. Bring to boil over high heat and lower the heat upon adding the buckwheat. Boil 10-15 minutes with a closed lid. This is my version, but you can put buckwheat and water at the same time.
Once ready, the buckwheat has to look fluffy and tender. Drain off the excess of liquid and add some butter.
Serve next to some roasted meat with a delicious homemade gravy. It tastes marvellous and amazing.
How To Cook Buckwheat?
- 1 cup buckwheat
- 2 cups water
- pinch sea salt
- 2 tbsp butter
- Firstly rinse and drain the buckwheat.
- Take a saucepan and pour 2 cups of water. Bring to boil over high heat and lower the heat upon adding the buckwheat. Boil 10-15 minutes with a closed lid.
- Once ready, the buckwheat has to look fluffy and tender. Drain off the excess of liquid and add some butter.
- Serve next to some roasted meat with a delicious homemade gravy.