How much to cook green buckwheat?

Green buckwheat can be eaten raw, simply soaked in water – then it will take about 7-8 hours. To cook it, after boiling water, keep the pot with green buckwheat for 15 minutes.

How to cook green buckwheat

You will need – buckwheat, water

1. Before cooking, the cereals must be carefully sorted out, choosing vegetable debris.
2. Rinse the cereal under running cold water several times. This will make it crumbly after cooking.
3. Pour green buckwheat into a saucepan.
4. Pour water into a container with cereals so that it hides 2-3 centimeters.
5. Add salt, with the expectation of 1 cup of green buckwheat – half a teaspoon of salt.
6. Put the pan with cereal on a slow fire and bring to a boil.
7. Boil the cereal for 15 minutes.

Recipe for green buckwheat with vegetables

Green buckwheat – 1 cup (170 grams)
Tomato – 2 fruits
Bulgarian pepper – 1 piece
Zucchini – 1 piece
Carrot – 1 medium-sized root
Onion – 1 head
Vegetable oil – 3 tablespoons
Water – 2 cups
Basil and parsley – 3 sprigs each
Salt – half a teaspoon

How to cook green buckwheat with vegetables
1. Pour 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil into a deep frying pan and heat over low heat.
2. Add washed green buckwheat, chopped tomatoes, bell peppers, zucchini, carrots, onions to the container and mix well.
3. Fry for 5-7 minutes over high heat, stirring occasionally.
4. Pour 2 cups of water into the pan so that the cereals and vegetables hide by 2-3 centimeters, and bring to a boil.
5. Pour half a teaspoon of salt into the pan, mix, cover and cook for 25 minutes.
6. After the time has elapsed, open the lid and pour chopped greens into the pan.
7. Mix well and you can already serve.

Tasty Facts

– Green buckwheat is a buckwheat kernel that is not subjected to heat treatment – steaming or roasting. Due to the lack of thermal exposure, green buckwheat contains more nutrients, but is less stored. These are its main differences from ordinary buckwheat .

– Calorie content of green buckwheat – 335 kcal / 100 grams of cereal.

– The composition of cereals contains many minerals and elements. Due to its high energy value, it is considered a dietary product. There are components that replace meat protein, so cereals are included in the vegetarian diet, and sprouted green buckwheat is a real delicacy for raw foodists. Green buckwheat has a beneficial effect on blood pressure, increases the elasticity of capillary walls, strengthens blood vessels, has a positive effect on the functioning of the thyroid gland and the heart, improves the functioning of the digestive tract, and helps to eliminate toxins and cholesterol from the body.

– Buckwheat, as a cultivated plant, began to be eaten more than 3 thousand years ago in Asian countries. And only a few centuries later, it was brought to Europe, and from there to Russia. They began to fry it during the reign of Nikita Khrushchev, according to the recipe for frying, it was brought from the USA.

– If we compare cereals – steamed rice and green buckwheat, then the second product is in many ways superior to rice. The level of antioxidants in green buckwheat is 76 times higher than in parboiled rice.

– Green buckwheat can be sprouted . It will be useful and retain all its vitamins and nutrients.

– Groats can be consumed both boiled and raw. Unlike brown buckwheat, green buckwheat has a mild flavor, reminiscent of the taste of hazelnuts. Raw cereals quickly soak in the mouth, but do not stick to the teeth.

– When choosing a product, you need to pay attention to color. If the cereal is fresh, it will have a light green color. Over time, it will darken, but on the fault it will remain light. If the cereal was stored incorrectly, it will have a moldy smell.

– The shelf life of cereals is 6-12 months.

– The cost of green buckwheat – 90 rubles. per 450 grams (on average in Moscow as of June 2020).