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1 ½ to 2 cups water (more water for softer grains)
1 cup buckwheat (often called groats)


  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. In a saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add buckwheat and return to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat to low, cover pan and simmer for about 10 to 15 minutes. Use less time to keep grains separate. Use more time for creamier grains.
  4. Turn off heat and drain extra liquid or let sit for 5 minutes to soak up extra liquid.
  5. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.


  • For more flavor, cook with broth or milk instead of water.
  • Topping ideas: fresh, frozen or dried fruit; milk or yogurt; chopped nuts or seeds; cinnamon or other spices. Savory toppings include chopped vegetables and grated cheese.
  • Add to soups, grain bowls or grain salads.
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3 cups
Prep time:
5 minutes
Cooking time:
15 to 20 minutes
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