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Cooked & served buckwheat in a bowl
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How to cook buckwheat groats perfectly

Learn how to cook buckwheat the best way and enjoy this gluten-free seed in almost your meals
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: How to
Cuisine: anti-inflammatory, French, gluten-free, Vegan
Diet: Diabetic, Low Calorie, Vegan
Keyword: buckwheat groats, buckwheat recipes, cooking buckwheat, how to cook buckwheat
Servings: 2 cups
Author: Githu
Cost: 2€


  • 2 cups raw buckwheat groats
  • 1 tsp all spice or cinnamon or ginger or cumin
  • pinch of salt
  • 3 cups boiling water
  • 2 tbsp cold-pressed olive/coconut oil


  • Heat your pan and pour dry buckwheat groats
  • Toast at moderate-high heat and keep on stirring to avoid burning the groats
  • You'll smell and see the toasting, add spices and salt. stir well
  • Lower completely the heat and wait for a minute
  • Gently, pour a little amount of water at a time stirring till the bubbling reduces
  • Increase the heat till boiling takes place.
  • Cover the groats and leave them to simmer till all the water is absorbed
  • You'll hear a kind of rainy noise when the water is absorbed completely
  • Cut off the heat, add oil and gently stir the groats to mix with oil
  • Cover and wait to cool. You can serve your buckwheat hot or cold
  • Cooked buckwheat will store well in a closed container in your fridge for up to a week.
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