How to cook buckwheat

How to cook buckwheat

How to cook buckwheat

Benefits of buckwheat porridge



Buckwheat groats were imported to the Russian land by Greek merchants as early as the 7th century and since that time they have taken a firm position in Russian cuisine. Currently, there are a huge number of dishes, which include buckwheat, and buckwheat porridge is one of the most loved, both among adults and among children. Buckwheat attracts many not only with its unusual taste qualities, but also because it possesses quite a lot of useful properties, in the reliability of which few people doubt.


Useful properties of buckwheat porridge:


  • Very nutritious and nutritious. This property is useful for people who want to lose weight or who are obese.
  • Easily absorbed by the body even an infant and therefore recommended as the first complementary food for babies.
  • Buckwheat is rich in iron, zinc, various proteins and calcium. Due to this, it favorably affects many vital processes occurring in our body.
  • Improves the digestive system, due to the presence of some organic acids in it.
  • It has medicinal properties. Buckwheat is useful in the presence of diseases such as diabetes mellitus, hypertension, heart failure, rheumatism, heartburn and viral diseases.
  • Helps to remove harmful substances from the body.
  • Contains a huge amount of vitamins, useful for general strengthening of the body, the work of the cardiovascular system and the thyroid gland.
  • Buckwheat porridge harm the body can bring only if you abuse its adoption in food.


The benefits of buckwheat

The use of buckwheat


To preserve all the useful properties of this unique cereal, you need to know how to cook buckwheat correctly and own some small culinary secrets that help improve its taste. Before you start cooking a dish of buckwheat it is very important to be able to choose it correctly. So, for example, if the result should be a loose granular porridge, the best choice will be the jerry - coarse whole buckwheat, and if you plan to cook a dietary mush, then the finish is a split buckwheat groats.


How to cook buckwheat on water



Buckwheat cooked on the water, perfectly suits as a side dish for beef and chicken. Before proceeding to its preparation, you must make sure that it does not contain black unopened grains or debris that must be removed. Then you can proceed to a practical introduction to how to cook buckwheat on the water:


  • It is important to know that buckwheat just as millet porridge has the property of increasing. Therefore, it is necessary to choose the right volume of the pan.
  • In order for buckwheat to turn out razvaristaya, was not too dry or liquid, the volume of cereals must be taken in half the amount of water.
  • For more fragrant buckwheat, some cooks recommend that before cooking it, lightly fry the cereal in a pan without adding vegetable oils.
  • Like most cereals, buckwheat tastes best when cooked in a cauldron or in a special pan that has a thicker bottom.
  • Buckwheat is usually salted at the beginning of boiling, after it boils, so that the porridge is well salted, and to shorten the time of its preparation.
  • As soon as all the water has evaporated from the pan, add butter to the buckwheat, cover with a lid and let it brew for 10 minutes.




In addition to the classical method of cooking buckwheat, there is also a recipe according to which the cereal does not require cooking. To prepare it you need:


  • wash and sort out 1 cup of buckwheat,
  • put it in a pot or thermos,
  • pour 1,5 glasses of water, salt and carefully close the lid.
  • A pot of porridge must be very well wrapped and leave to be infused overnight.
  • for breakfast miracle porridge will be ready.


A rather popular buckwheat diet is based on buckwheat porridge prepared in this way.

If you do not have much time and you need to cook buckwheat for a garnish, you can use already packaged in special bags for individual servings of croup. In such bags buckwheat is already processed and clean. For its preparation buckwheat right in the bags is thrown into a saucepan with boiling salted water and cooked until ready. Learn how much, cook buckwheat in bags you can from the instructions on the package. Typically, the cooking time is no more than a quarter of an hour.


How to cook buckwheat child



Buckwheat porridge, like semolina, is very useful for children and therefore it is recommended to include it in the menu of each child, starting from 6 months.Deal with how to cook buckwheat baby is not difficult, since it is quite simple. For this, the peeled and dried buckwheat groats are ground with a blender to a powder state. For the first feeding, porridge is cooked in the proportions of 1 teaspoon for 0.5 glass of water. The grits are mixed with water and cooked over low heat with continuous stirring for about 10 minutes. Salt and sugar in the gruel is not added, since their use is undesirable for a six-month-old baby. About a month later, the consistency of porridge can be changed and add another 1 teaspoon of buckwheat.


How to cook buckwheat child

How to cook buckwheat child


Beginning at 1.5 years old buckwheat can be cooked on water mixed with milk and regular cereals, or you can add boiled milk to ready-made cereal. In order for milk buckwheat porridge to turn out tasty milk is not added immediately, but only when the water evaporates, after which the porridge is again brought to a boil and set aside under the closed lid to infuse and absorb the milk.


How to cook buckwheat in a multivark



Recently, it has become quite popular to cook various dishes in a slow cooker, since it is believed that the products cooked in it better retain their beneficial properties and acquire a more saturated taste.Almost any dish can be cooked in a slow cooker and, of course, buckwheat is no exception. In order to understand the basic principles of how to cook buckwheat in a slow cooker, before cooking it you need to read the instructions, after which you can begin the process of cooking.


How to cook buckwheat in a multivark

How to cook buckwheat in a multivark


Classical buckwheat porridge on water in a slow cooker is prepared as follows:

  • First you need to fry the prepared buckwheat. To do this, the butter is melted in the "Baking" mode, after which buckwheat is added to it and browned for 5-10 minutes.
  • Then water is added to the porridge, and the multi-grass is installed on a special mode “buckwheat”, the program of which includes the time that determines how much to cook the buckwheat.
  • As soon as the time set by the program expires, the multicooker is automatically put on standby.



How to cook buckwheat with stew



Buckwheat with canned meat turns out very tasty, satisfying, and most importantly, it is prepared very quickly. This dish has become quite popular among many gourmets, thanks to its taste, speed and simplicity of cooking. This dish is prepared according to the following recipe:

  • On 1 jar of stew taken 0.5 kg of buckwheat and 1.5 liters of water.
  • Washed and cleaned buckwheat boil until cooked.
  • After that, the chopped stew is added to the porridge, thoroughly mixed and the mixture is boiled for another 15 minutes.

In the finished porridge, you can add chopped fried onions and chopped fresh greens.

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