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Buckwheat Risotto

Healthier version of Risotto. Must Try!

In our family we eat a lot of buckwheat. It has so many great health benefits for us. There are so many great ways to use it like soups, pilafs, grind it and make pancakes or breads, use it in dishes you would originally would use rice, for example risotto.

Buckwheat is great for weight loss, it is low in calories and high in fiber and protein. If your stomach has a hard time digesting gluten this is also good for you to try.

Top 7 Buckwheat Benefits

  1. Improves Heart Health By Lowering Cholesterol and Blood Pressure Levels
  2. Contains Disease-Fighting Antioxidants
  3. Provides Highly Digestible Protein
  4. High Fiber Content Is Filling and Helps Improve Digestion
  5. Can Help Prevent Diabetes
  6. Doesn’t Contain Gluten and Is Non-Allergenic
  7. Supplies Important Vitamins and Minerals

Buckwheat Risotto

By Lily’s Cooking & Home Published: January 28, 2020

  • Yield: 8 Servings
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Ready In: 35 mins

A Healthy version of a risotto, Must try!



  1. In a deep skillet or pot melt butter and saute' chopped mushrooms and onions till caramelized.
  2. Rinse 1 cup of buckwheat to remove any extra starch. Add to the sauteed mushrooms and onions. Stir and season with salt and pepper. Pour 1/4 cup of white wine wine, stir until wine is cooked out.
  3. As you are cooking, constantly stir and add broth little by little. Whenever the buckwheat is starting to absorb all the liquid add more. This goes same for milk. cooking on low heat. This will take about 10-12 minutes.
  4. When you added the last remaining of the milk, stir in Parmesan cheese, taste for salt if needed add more. Cover with a lid and turn of the stove. Let it continue cooking in its steam until fully done.

AboutLily’s Cooking & Home

My story, I met the love of my life when I was 16 and two years later we were married. When we first got married I was not much of a cook, I would buy so many cook books and try recipes over and over again until it would turn out. I never gave up and my husband can tell you I had my share of bad cooking. The more I practiced the better I got. Now we are going on 10 years of happily married. I love to cook and create my own recipe also became a baker, I have also taken interest in doing home design and decor. In my blog I would love to share with you the recipes I create, recipes I find and love to share also tips for home decor and ideas.


  1. Hi Lily, We love buckwheat too, I usually do with podlivka or kids love it with milk and a little bit of sugar... Your recipe looks interesting too, especially because it has mushrooms!!!! For sure, I’ll give your recipe a try here;) My another question is (since I didn’t find where to comment under the home decor post), Can you please share where did you buy those sofas (the white one in living room and brown one in family room)? Thanks, Nat

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