Basic Preparation Instructions for Buckwheat Groats

Use these preparation instructions, printed on our bags of Buckwheat Groats, to make this winning Buckwheat Pesto Salad.

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Cook Time 15minutes
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  1. Combine 1 cup buckwheat groats and 2 cups water in a pot. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat to simmer and cook until tender, about 10 minutes.
  2. Drain off any excess liquid. If using in a salad, rinse with cold water and drain well. Makes about 2-1/2 cups.
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10 thoughts on “Basic Preparation Instructions for Buckwheat Groats

    1. Recipe Specialist

      It sounds as if your Buckwheat Groats were overcooked. To reduce the chance of this occurring, watch the groats and periodically test them for doneness. Once the Buckwheat is tender, remove from heat and drain off the excess liquid. You may also want to note the time it took for the buckwheat to cook.

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  1. Pearl

    To cook raw buckwheat grouts I use a little less than 1.5 cups of water to 1 cup of raw groats. I boil the water first and then I had the grouts and cook them for 8-10 min, until most of the water has been absorbed. I then take it off the heat, keep it covered and let it rest to finish the cooking – about another 5-10 min.

    Do not confuse raw grouts with Kasha, which is roasted buckwheat. Kasha is much more prone to turn to mush, and has a stronger flavor.

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  2. W. A. P.

    Your bags of Bob’s Red Mill Buckwheat include a recipe for buckwheat granola. Now your buckwheat granola recipe contain almonds, coconut flakes, and cranberries. And most people do not want any nuts or fruit in their granola. Is it possible that you can come up with a buckwheat granola recipe that does not have any nuts or cranberries?
    I thank you in advance and hope to receive your reply.

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    1. recipe specialist

      We do not currently have a recipe for Buckwheat Granola that does not include fruit and nuts, but this recipe can be easily modified to omit these ingredients. You would not need to make any further adjustments; just leave out the fruit and nut portion of the recipe.

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  3. Cheryl Green

    I have a Granola recipe that uses dry Kasha, that is then cooked in the oven. Can I used Buckwheat Groats in the same way? (I just was wondering if they need to be cooked first.)

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  4. Jilanne Hoffmann

    I’ve tried this recipe a couple of times and it turns to mush long before the end cook time. I looked at other recipe sites on the Internet and found that all of them suggest toasting/roasting the groats before introducing any water. I’ve been disappointed by other Bob’s Red Mill recipes for things like gluten free cornbread where the recipe calls for half the required liquids I normally use. The bread turns into a brick. Not impressed with their recipes but BRM makes good components.

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  5. Michelle

    Do I have to wash the groats before boiling? I only wonder because I’ve never ‘washed’ them before, but I keep seeing posts that say ‘clean well’ before cooking.

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    1. recipe specialist

      Hi Michelle,
      You can give your groats a quick rinse before cooking if you’d like; they’re cleaned and but through screens, but they are not washed as this can cause the groats to sprout or mold in our facility. Just rinse them in a colander with cold water, and then prepare as directed.

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