How to Prepare Buckwheat Cereal

Breakfast should ideally help you start your day with focus and energy. Unfortunately, sugar-loaded cereals often don't do the job. For a more substantial, nutritious breakfast, consider buckwheat. Buckwheat contains all eight essential amino acids, leaving you more satisfied and better-nourished than the average breakfast cereal. It's also gluten free! See Step 1 below to get started making a nutritious, delicious buckwheat cereal today. This recipe makes about three servings.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of hulled buckwheat, preferably organic
  • 3 cups of water
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 T of butter or cream
  • flavorings i.e. shredded coconut, crushed walnuts or almonds, fresh cut-up fruit, jam, yogurt, honey, maple syrup etc.

Steps

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    Bring water to boil in 2-quart pot.
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    Add salt and buckwheat.
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    Lower the heat and stir frequently to prevent the buckwheat sticking to the bottom.
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    Simmer for about 15–20 min or until water has been absorbed. Buckwheat groats should be tender but not mushy.
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    Stir in butter or cream if desired.
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    Scoop into bowls, top with your choice of flavorings and enjoy your breakfast knowing that you are doing something good for your health!
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    Finished.

Tips

  • Most of us don't have much time to cook in the morning but you can speed the process: Boil all needed water in the evening, take the pot of the heat and place buckwheat in hot water. It will take less time to finish the next morning.
  • Some stores carry organic buckwheat in bulk (roasted or unroasted) and it is relatively inexpensive.

Article Info

Categories: Breakfast Cereal | Cereal Grains