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cooked buckwheat in a bowl

How to Cook Buckwheat

Cooked buckwheat has a nutty and earthy flavor profile and can be substituted wherever you use rice, quinoa, or other grains.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Russian, Ukrainian
Keyword buckwheat, buckwheat recipes, kasha recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 3 servings
Calories 228kcal
Author Natalya Drozhzhin



  • Place buckwheat, water, salt, and butter in a heavy sauce pan with a lid.
    Buckwheat in a pot with butter
  • Bring it to a boil. Reduce heat to low and cover sauce pan with a lid. Let it simmer for about 15 minutes.
    buckwheat in a pan
  • Turn off the heat. Let buckwheat rest for 10 minutes. Fluff it with a fork. Serve hot.
    cooked buckwheat in a bowl


Calories: 228kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 427mg | Potassium: 262mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 117IU | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg