For those of you wanting to try a new superfood, buckwheat is an amazing one to try. In fact, it’s probably one of the healthiest and most practical foods you’re not eating right now. For those who are unfamiliar, buckwheats are seeds that are derived from plants related to rhubarb. And contrary to its name, they are not related to wheat. Buckwheat flakes resemble steel-processed oats and taste similar as well.
Buckwheat flakes are an excellent source of fiber, and also contain a healthy dose of trace minerals and vitamins such as magnesium, manganese, niacin, thiamin and essential B vitamins. They can be eaten raw, but are commonly mixed in with other recipes to add an extra crunch and flavor.
Now that you have an idea of buckwheats all you need is a recipe to get you started, which we’ll be sharing in this article.
Steak and noodles stir fry
The first recipe we’ll be sharing is incorporating buckwheat into the stir fry. For this, we’ve chosen noodles to stir fry, which you can easily prepare in a large pot of salted water until you get the desired al dente. Alternatively, you can substitute the noodles for spaghetti.
For this recipe, you can opt for 12 ounces of the skirt or flank steak. Make sure to cut them thinly to ensure they’re tender. Then cook the steak on a skillet with vegetable oil over medium-high heat.
Sprinkle in salt, pepper and the buckwheat flakes over the skillet. Then cook them for about 4-5 minutes on each side, depending on how rare you want the steak. Once done, let it rest as you prepare the next step.
Prepare the stir fry by heating 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil over medium heat. For the purpose of this article, we’ll stick with the basic stir fry ingredients of scallion, garlic, bok choy and carrots. Stir them for a few minutes, mix in our favorite Kikkoman Soy Sauce and toss occasionally until softened.
Serve together with your stir-fried ingredients of choice and the noodles you’ve prepared.
Find the Kikkoman Soy Sauce here at Puri Pangan Utama.
Cookies with buckwheat flakes
Who doesn’t love cookies? Infuse them with buckwheat flakes to add extra fiber and nutrients for a guilt-free snacking option.
The best part is that you can incorporate this with any existing cookie recipe that you’re familiar with. All you have to do is mix in the buckwheat flakes with your chosen baking powder and flour when you make the cookie dough.
Add in your favorite seeds to add an extra dash of flavor; we recommend sesame seed or poppy seeds to add a layer of nutty flavor. Also, pro-tip: you can prepare the cookie dough up to 5 days in advance as long as you keep them chilled.
What did you think of the buckwheat flakes recipes that we shared in this article? Would you be interested in trying them out for yourself? We hope this article has inspired you to try these simple recipes, and maybe even find ways to incorporate buckwheat into your other daily diets!
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