Instant Pot Buckwheat Kasha (Grechka)
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This Instant Pot buckwheat is always perfectly cooked and fluffy without any effort! Buckwheat (also knows as “kasha” or “grechka”) is a nutritious grain-like seed that is gluten-free, and makes a perfect healthy side dish!
If you are new to buckwheat, this preparation method is the perfect way to give it a whirl. Taking just fifteen minutes, this recipe for Instant Pot Buckwheat is easy to make and comes out perfect every time. Buckwheat makes a great side dish. It is a wonderful alternative to your usual rice or potato and couldn’t be any easier to prepare.
An added bonus? Buckwheat is gluten-free! Buckwheat, also known as “kasha” or “Russian grechka” is so easy to make and comes out perfectly using your Instant Pot.
To make this quick and easy recipe all you need is a cup of buckwheat, water, and salt. That is it! If you want to cook more or less buckwheat, this recipe still works! You just keep the ratio of water to buckwheat the same. The ratio for Instant Pot buckwheat is 1 cup to buckwheat to 1 1/2 cups of water. No need to alter the cooking time!
One cup of buckwheat serves four, so you can decide how much to make in your instant pot based on your needs. I love recipes that are versatile! This Instant Pot Buckwheat is sure to come out perfectly whether you cook one cup, a half a cup, or two cups! It is a winner every single time!
To make this Instant Pot Buckwheat, you’ll add the water, buckwheat, and salt to your Instant Pot. Close the lid and turn the valve to a sealing position. Press the “Manual” button and set the time to five minutes on High pressure. That is basically it. When you buckwheat is done cooking, let the pressure release naturally for 20 minutes, then quick release the steam and give your buckwheat kasha a little fluff with a fork. It is ready to serve!
I love this method for cooking buckwheat. No need for pots and pans and lids. I don’t have to worry about my water boiling over and I don’t need to fret about the buckwheat sticking to the bottom of the pan. This recipe for Instant Pot Buckwheat comes out perfectly every time! It is as easy as it is tasty and that makes it a win in my book! I am sure you’ll love this fool-proof method as much as I do!
If you like Instant Pot buckwheat, you will also love these easy Instant Pot recipes:
- Instant Pot Quinoa – so tender and fluffy, you can cook quinoa easily by using this method.
- Instant Pot Brown Rice – ready in half the time compared to the stove, this brown rice comes out perfect!
- Instant Pot White Rice – you can throw out your rice cooker now that you got an Instant Pot!
- Instant Pot Beef Stew – throw beef, potatoes, carrots and onions in the Instant Pot and you’ve got a mouthwatering stew for dinner!
- Instant Pot Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls – cabbage rolls made easy! Same taste with no work! This is the cabbage roll for lazy people :)
Instant Pot Buckwheat
- 1 cups buckwheat
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1/4 tsp salt (optional)
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- Add water, buckwheat and salt to the Instant Pot. Close the lid and turn the valve to a Sealing position. Press the "Pressure Cook" or "Manual" button and set the time to 5 minutes on High pressure.
- When it's done cooking, let the pressure release naturally (NR) for 20 minutes, then quick release (QR) the remaining steam.
- Fluff cooked buckwheat with fork and serve.
Try sautéing onions until they look slightly brown then add the kasha and “toast” the groats. Add beef, onion or vegetable broth instead of water and then follow the directions for the instant pot as stated in the recipe. Serve with pot roast. You can add pasta bowties to the kasha for Kasha Varnishkas, an eastern European side dish. It’s heaven! Even my Italian husband loves it.
This was perfect – Although I like “oatmeal” texture, I didn’t want my buckwheat to always feel like I was having oatmeal with my dinner. I added the onions and veg broth and it turned out delightful. Thank you.
How long to cook if it’s 2 cups of buckwheat?
same cooking time as 1 cup
Are you using raw or toasted buckwheat?
You can use either raw or toasted buckwheat, same cooking instructions.
Hello Melanie, This is the most success I have had cooking buckwheat. Usually it is too hard or too soft but this time it was perfect. I also just started using the InstaPot because I am a bad cook and this is a success story for me. Thank you Frank
I found your channel yesterday and binge watched your instant pot recipes. My question is: when you NR pressure for the buckwheat, is the instant pot heat off or on “keep warm” mode?
Thank you in advance,
I don’t unplug the Instant Pot, so it automatically goes into “keep warm” mode
My toddler (luckily) loves buckwheat so I have to make it often and the IP makes it so easier and using your method, it comes out perfect every time. THANK YOU!
The best is washed roasted buckwheat, ready to cook, it’s available on Amazon. I buy Uvelka brand, which comes at about $4 a pound.
For those who aren’t against butter, adding a quarter or half stick of butter goes a long way to making buckwheat taste delicious.