Instant Pot Buckwheat Kasha Grechka Recipe

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!

Instant Pot Buckwheat Kasha Grechka Recipe

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.

How To Cook Kasha In Instant Pot

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.

Instant Pot Grechka

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!

Instant Pot Buckwheat Water Ratio

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!

Instant Pot Grechnevaya Kasha

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!

Instant Pot Buckwheat Cooking Time

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!

Instant pot buckwheat kasha grechka

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Instant Pot Buckwheat

Instant Pot is the perfect method for cooking buckwheat (also known as "kasha" or "Russian grechka").  Instant Pot buckwheat is very easy to make and turns out perfect!
Cook Time5 mins
Natural release20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Russian
Keyword: buckwheat
Cooking Method: Instant Pot
Diet: Gluten-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 4
Calories: 145kcal

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  • 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. 


You can cook different amounts of buckwheat, just always use the ratio of 1 cup of buckwheat to 1 1/2 cup water.  The cooking time remains the same.
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Calories: 145kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 149mg | Potassium: 195mg | Fiber: 4g | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0.9mg
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11 replies
  1. Elissa D
    Elissa D says:

    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.

      BARBARA says:

      5 stars
      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.

  2. Buckwheat
    Buckwheat says:

    5 stars
    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

  3. Eliza
    Eliza says:

    Hello Melanie!
    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,

  4. Kelly
    Kelly says:

    5 stars
    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!

  5. great
    great says:

    5 stars
    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.


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