How to cook Buckwheat

April 10, 2018

Buckwheat is a seed and can be cooked as a grain base to any meal (similar in texture to rice or pasta), cooked into a porridge, made into desserts and tossed into salads  or soups as a carbohydrate source.  If milled into a flour can be used as a substitute in pancakes and other baking recipes.

Buckwheat is high protein alternative as a flour to regular wheat flour and is also gluten free – despite the word “wheat” used in its name. It is a rich source (>20% of RDA) for mangesium, niacin, manganese and phosphorus

A 1/2 cup cooked serving provides 324kJ (78 calories), 15g Carbohydrates (low GI), 2.5g Fibre, 3g Protein.

How to Cook Buckwheat
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A recipe for how to cook buckwheat as a grain
  • ½ cup buckwheat
  • 1 cup water
  1. Rinse buckwheat thoroughly.
  2. Add to 1 cup of water and bring to the boil with a pinch of salt.
  3. Allow to simmer for approximately 15 minutes or until water is completely absorbed
  4. You can continue to lenghten cooking time to cook this as a porridge




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