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Buckwheat Kasha with Mushrooms (Гречневая каша с грибами)

Buckwheat Kasha with Mushrooms (Гречневая каша с грибами)

A tasty side dish that's incredibly healthy. Buckwheat is a superfood that is popular in Eastern Europe, low GI, gluten free and a tasty side dish like rice-a-roni! Called Grechka in Russian (гречка), Buckwheat Kasha with Mushrooms and Bacon (Гречневая каша с грибами)
Course Sides
Cuisine Russian
Keyword Buckwheat kasha, buckwheat recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Author PetersFoodAdventures


  • 1 cup of buckwheat groats
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 250 g mushrooms sliced ½ pound
  • 1 cup sliced smoked sausage or bacon
  • 2 cups chicken or vegetable stock I always use Vegeta
  • 1 tablespoons oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter


  • In a frying pan, over medium heat, roast the buckwheat groats until golden brown, approx 5 minutes. Rinse the buckwheat and drain well.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a frying pan and sauté for about 4-5 minutes, mixing and coating the oil with the buckwheat. Place buckwheat in a medium saucepan with a lid.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a frying pan and sauté onions and sausage for about 2 minutes until onions start to sweat.
  • Add the mushrooms and sauté until they cook down and are soft.
  • Add the mushroom mixture to the buckwheat and stir until evenly mixed.
  • Pour the stock over the buckwheat mixture, add the butter and bring to a boil and reduce to low and simmer for 20 minutes, with the lid on. Just like making rice in a pot. Don't stir the buckwheat during this time. The buckwheat is ready when all the water evaporates and the buckwheat is soft and fluffy.