How to cook buckwheat groats (easiest way)

how to cook buckwheat

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A bowl of warm and fluffy buckwheat, full of nutty, earthy flavors? Yes, please!


  • 1 cup of buckwheat, rinsed and toasted in a frying pan
  • 1 tbsp of butter, salted or unsalted. You can use vegan butter if you prefer
  • 1/2 tsp of sea salt
  • 2 cups of cold water


  1. Wash the buckwheat. in a mesh colander under running cold water until the water is clear.
  2. Transfer the buckwheat groats into a hot frying pan and heat it through until the buckwheat is dry and aromatic.
  3. Add 1 cup of buckwheat groats into a saucepan and add 2 cups of cold water. Use a measuring cup to make sure your water-buckwheat ratio is correct.
  4. Bring water to a boil on medium heat and then immediately lower it down. Cover with a lid and let it cook for 15 minutes on low heat. Do not open the lid and do not stir it.
  5. After 15 minutes, take the saucepan off the heat and let the buckwheat sweat for 5 minutes, do not open the lid.
  6. After 5 minutes, add a tbsp of butter and close the lid again. Do not stir it. Let the buckwheat rest for another 10 minutes.
  7. Now you can open the lid and fluff the buckwheat up using a fork. It is ready to be enjoyed!


In a rice cooker (the easiest way)

Buckwheat is cooked just like your ordinary white rice.

  • Start with steps 1 to 3 from the absorption method.
  • 4. Transfer buckwheat into a rice cooker, 1 tbsp of unsalted butter, and water. 
  • 5. Turn on the rice cooker. Once the program has finished, let buckwheat sweat for another 10 minutes. Done.

In a pressure cooker

  • 1-3. See the steps above.
  • 4. Transfer rinsed, toasted buckwheat into the pressure cooker along with water.
  • 5. Choose the RICE program. Once the program has finished, do not open buckwheat for another ten minutes. After 5 minutes buckwheat is ready to be served.

Water buckwheat ratio

For all the methods above the water to buckwheat ratio is 1 cup of raw buckwheat groats to 2 cups of water.

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