This buckwheat recipe is simple and nutritious! It is gluten-free and is not a grain, it is a seed. Also, it is warming and so great for the winter.
Buckwheat with Sunflower seeds
- 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
- 1 cup buckwheat groats
- 1/2 tsp Himalayan salt
- 2 cups water
- 2-5 mushrooms optional
- Dry sauté the sunflowers seeds in a sauce pan.
- Add the buckwheat after a few minutes.
- Sauté until golden brown.
- Add the salt and water.
- Bring to a boil and cover with a tight lid.
- Simmer until all the water is absorbed – approximately 40 minutes.
- Serve with vegetables. This tastes delicious with the simple addition of sauteed mushrooms.
- Optional: Slice the mushrooms and sautee in a pan with some salt to taste and then sprinkle over the dish when ready to serve.
There is a little Russian store in my neighbourhood that has the best products (they prefer organic) and prices where I buy this brand of buckwheat groats: Russkoe Pole Buckwheat Groats, 31.7 oz
Also try these great warming recipes:
Warming Vegetable Stew with Peanut Butter – This is a tasty vegetable stew with peanut butter and it is filled with superfood vegetables. The sweet potatoes add that sweetness to the stew making it extra tasty. It has good vegan protein from the peanut butter too. It is very good for cold winter days.
Millet & Buckwheat with Sunflower Seeds – This Millet & Buckwheat recipe is a favorite of mine; it is very yummy and mostly alkaline. The buckwheat with its full flavour enhances the very light flavour of the millet.
Warm Winter Crunchy Salad – I love this warm winter crunchy salad. In the winter salads are not as appealing; we gravitate towards warm foods. Still, some raw foods filled with enzymes and nutrients are good for us. I tend to stay away from the leafy vegetables during this time. This winter crunchy salad is an exception.
Warm Tahini Salad Dressing – Salads are not usually high on the menu in winter or cold seasons, but one way of making them easier to eat is to have a warm dressing on them.