Buckwheat pearl porridge

Winter is a season for warmth and tenderness; that’s why porridge makes such a good breakfast option. The latest addition to my porridge repertory are buckwhat groats, or pearls as I prefer to call them.

Buckwheat is actually not a cereal which makes it a good option for those who avoid grains. It is glutenfree, digest, rich in protein and warming. Moreover, being a  a quick-growing plant, buckwheat apparently requires little aid by the chemicals commonly used in intensive farming.buckwheatporridge2buckwheatporridge

Here is how you can treat yourself to some buckwheat goodness:

  • Wash the buckwheat (0.5 dl per person) and place it in a cooking pot.
  • Add 0.5 dl of water, a bit of salt and turn on the heat.
  • Bring it to a good boil, turn off the heat and place a clean kitchen cloth between the lid and the pot to steam the groats.
  • In the meantime, heat up 100 ml of milk of your choice with 2-3 cardamome pods, without letting it boil, because you want the cardamome to slowly  infuse its fragrance into the milk .
  • When the buckwheat has been steamed and the water  has dried out, heat up some neutral oil or butter in a pan, adding a teaspoon of sesame.
  • Roast the sesame for a while and then add a teaspoon of cinnamon and the buckwheat. Give those pearls some turns in the pan, coating them with cinnamon.
  • Place the groats in a bowl, add the cardamom-infused milk, some nuts and two dates cut in pieces. Add some honey if you are into that extra bit of morning sweetness.

Enjoy!

 

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