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Raw Buckwheat

Does anyone know what to do with/ how to cook raw buckwheat kernels?  I bought some and it looks great in the packet,  and I know it is a complete protein,  but I just don't know what to do with it - do I roast?  do I cook in water like rice?  I would be so appreciative of any sugestions!

Also,  is there anything in particular that it goes exceptionally with?

Thank you!!!

I've never had buckwheat before but did a quick google search and came across several websites:

http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=11

Look under the subheading "how to enjoy."  There are also several ideas there for how to use buckwheat.

This website (and several others) suggests steaming:

http://www.vegparadise.com/highestperch2.html

I think I might like it as a breakfast cereal, in a soup, or in a grain salad.

Good luck,
Elizabeth

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greetings sydney.vegan.  welcome.

try entering buckwheat into the vegweb search engine - look near the top of the page at the left.  there are a handful of recipes there.  another name for buckwheat groats is kasha.  happy hunting!

Adagio (NZ)

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If they are whole, uncracked kernels you can cook them just like rice. If cracked (groats), a trad recipe says you blend with beaten egg (or egg replacer), and dry-fry. BUT I have found you can just dry-roast the cracked kind in a Silverstone pan or similar. Then sauté a little onion, add to the Kasha and cook with water...again like rice. Google Wolff's Kasha and you'll find all sorts of recipes. No affiliation, but I did this websearch thing a couple of yrs back...

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Thanks for all your help guys.  I will try them this weekend and let you know how I go. 

Even though I have been vegan for 11 years I am still trying new things all the time - don't you hate it when people can't comprehend what we eat!?!  There's a whole natural world out there for us to discover - one grain/seed at a time.

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