the buckwheat

Buckwheat, or grechka, is a versatile and nutritious grain that plays a vital role in Ukrainian culinary traditions. It is a staple ingredient used in a variety of dishes, ranging from savory mains to hearty porridges and side dishes.

Nutritionally, buckwheat is a powerhouse. It is naturally gluten-free and a good source of dietary fiber, protein, and essential minerals like magnesium, phosphorus, and manganese. Buckwheat is also rich in antioxidants and contains various vitamins, including B vitamins.

How to cook buckwheat?

  • 1 cup of buckwheat
  • 2 glasses of water
  • 1/3 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 spoon of oil
  • Pour water into a saucepan and put it on the fire.
  • Rinse the buckwheat with water.
  • When the water boils, add salt and pour the buckwheat into the pan.
  • Cook buckwheat on medium heat for about 7-10 minutes.
  • When there is little water left over the buckwheat, pour oil into the pan, stir and reduce the heat to a minimum.
  • Cook buckwheat under the lid until fully cooked.

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