Buckwheat cooked for 10 minutes.
How to cook buckwheat
Buckwheat prodel – 1 cup
Water or milk – 2 cups
Salt – 0.5 teaspoon
Butter – 20-50 grams
How to cook buckwheat
- Pour buckwheat into a saucepan.
- Rinse the cut several times, while removing particles of debris that have floated to the surface.
- Pour water into a saucepan at the rate of one part cereal to two parts water.
- Put the pot on maximum heat.
- Salt and cover.
- Bring the water to a boil and set the stove to the lowest heat.
- Cook for 7 – 10 minutes.
- Check to see if any moisture remains in the pot. If there is no excess moisture in the pan, remove the pan from the heat.
- Add butter to cereal and stir.
- Cover the porridge with a towel and leave for another 10 minutes.
Prodel – crushed buckwheat – is cooked twice as fast as buckwheat itself , while turning out much softer and more tender. Even after technical processing, prodel retains all its useful properties, and due to the soft structure, chopped porridge is more suitable for children.
In stores, buckwheat is sold much cheaper than buckwheat itself – because whole grains are considered the most expensive and versatile in cooking. Before packing, buckwheat is sifted through huge sieves, and the small ones, what passed through this sieve, is the product.
For comparison, in the photo, the cut is on the left, and the whole cereal is on the right:
You should not cook cereals in a thin-walled, enameled pan. Due to the fact that it is not recommended to stir during the cooking process, and also because of the crushed structure, there is a possibility that the cereal will burn.
If you like sweet cereals, add half as much salt, a pinch of cinnamon and sugar to taste when cooking, and add butter when serving on plates. You can also add dried fruits and milk. If you want to achieve an even more tender texture from the porridge, increase the amount of water or even replace it with a little more milk. It is from the prodela that the most viscous and tender cereals are obtained – this is due to the fact that crushed cereals do not hold their shape and partially dissolve in water.
To save time at the stove, you can cook the chaff without boiling: pour the groats with water boiled in a kettle about one phalanx above the level of the groats, cover and leave for a couple of hours: the chaff will soften and retain all its qualities due to minimal processing.
In order to have a hearty and healthy breakfast with complex carbohydrates, you can fill it with kefir at night. Any dish prepared from buckwheat can be safely called healthy food, if only because no fertilizers or pesticides are used when growing buckwheat, as this plant is unpretentious to soils and is not afraid of weeds. Buckwheat prodel in small quantities can be added to various vegetable and leafy salads.