Does anyone know what to do with/ how to cook raw buckwheat kernels? I bought some and it looks great in the packet, and I know it is a complete protein, but I just don't know what to do with it - do I roast? do I cook in water like rice? I would be so appreciative of any sugestions!
Also, is there anything in particular that it goes exceptionally with?
I've never had buckwheat before but did a quick google search and came across several websites:
Look under the subheading "how to enjoy." There are also several ideas there for how to use buckwheat.
This website (and several others) suggests steaming:
I think I might like it as a breakfast cereal, in a soup, or in a grain salad.
greetings sydney.vegan. welcome.
try entering buckwheat into the vegweb search engine - look near the top of the page at the left. there are a handful of recipes there. another name for buckwheat groats is kasha. happy hunting!
If they are whole, uncracked kernels you can cook them just like rice. If cracked (groats), a trad recipe says you blend with beaten egg (or egg replacer), and dry-fry. BUT I have found you can just dry-roast the cracked kind in a Silverstone pan or similar. Then sauté a little onion, add to the Kasha and cook with water...again like rice. Google Wolff's Kasha and you'll find all sorts of recipes. No affiliation, but I did this websearch thing a couple of yrs back...
Thanks for all your help guys. I will try them this weekend and let you know how I go.
Even though I have been vegan for 11 years I am still trying new things all the time - don't you hate it when people can't comprehend what we eat!?! There's a whole natural world out there for us to discover - one grain/seed at a time.