Delicious Buckwheat Groats

One of my favorite side dishes is buckwheat.  They are quick and easy to make.

Ingredients:

1 cup buckwheat groats

2 cups water (you can use chicken stock, beef stock or vegetable stock as well)

Herbs of choice (I used oregano and thyme)

Buckwheat Groats

Buckwheat Groats

Directions:

This part is optional, but I think it adds so much flavor!

In a dry pan, over medium high heat toast the buckwheat groats.

Buckwheat Groats

Buckwheat Groats

Buckwheat Groats Toasted

Buckwheat Groats Toasted

Add liquid and bring back to a boil.

Bring back to boil

Bring back to boil

Add herbs.

Turn down heat to lowest setting.

Cover and let simmer for 15 minutes (or until water is absorbed).

Buckwheat ready to eat

Buckwheat ready to eat

The basic thing to remember is one part buckwheat to two parts liquid.  You can choose to add any other flavorings to it.  Herbs, spices, etc.  I’ve also added them to soups, stews and once cooked salads.

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