Your are reading about your new favorite side dish. If you really looking for a healthy side dish to replace rice or other high carbs side dishes, then Buckwheat is your choice. When I learnt about Buckwheat, I started making it every other day. At first, I made it with a basic recipe but then I started making it the same way I would make Saudi rice. The result is a very delicious side dish that you can eat as much as you can and you won’t get chubby. Read through to get to know how to make the best buckwheat side dish.


Serving for 4 people 

Time to make: 20 mins

To start making this recipe, you will need the following: 

  • 2 cups of buckwheat (get it from Arabic or Russian store).   
  • I/2 onion, finley chopped. 
  • 2 tbsp of Olive Oil (I am using the Greek Oil )
  • 1/2 tbsp of each: ground black pepper, paprika and sea salt. 
  • 1 carrot shredded 
  • 1/2 tbsp of tomato paste
  • 4 1/2 cups of boiled water
  • 1 cinnamon stick   


In a pot, add  3 tbsp of olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion, carrot, black pepper, paprika, tomato paste and stir.  When onion turns brown, pour the hot water into the pot. Add the cinnamon stick and the salt to simmer.  With a spoon taste the water to see if salty enough. Add more salt if not. After 3 mins on high heat, add the buckwheat and stir frequently until water is fully absorbed (reduce heat gradually as well when water is absorbed).  This process should take about 15 mins.  

Your side dish should be ready to add beside any other main dish. I usually think of it as alternative to rice. 


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