Is buckwheat gluten free? this question was on my mind until I learnt that buckwheat is naturally gluten free. Learn to cook buckwheat groats with me in under 15 minutes and enjoy it as part of a gluten free, grain free meal.
Add the water to the rice pot and bring it to a rolling boil on medium high heat.
4 cups water
When the water is boiling, add the buckwheat groats. Let it cook for 10 - 12 minutes, stirring once or twice.
½ cup buckwheat groats
At 10 - 12 minutes, the groats will be cooked soft and still have a crunch to them (al dente). If you want them softer and mushier, cook them for 2-3 minutes more.
Sieve all the water away.
The buckwheat groats are ready for you to serve. see serving suggestions above
Yield: This quantity of cooked groats will be sufficient for two people. To wash the groats or not?: I use pre-cleaned groats and therefore add them to the water without washing. If your groats are not pre-cleaned, rinse and drain them first. How to tell if the groats are cooked: You will know that the buckwheat is cooked when the grain looks "opaque" and it is beginning to split at the ends. When you pick one grain with your fingers (be careful when doing this as it will be hot), it will crush easily between your fingers.Serving suggestion: The groats are ready to be served as is as part of your main meal. See the section above on how I have these as part of a grain-free meal.
Alternative quantities provided in the recipe card are for 1x only.
Note: The nutrition information is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.