Russian Buckwheat Recipe with Sauerkraut

Buckwheat is the most popular cereal in Russia. Some people like buckwheat very much and some eat it only because it is very healthy food. In any case, there are a huge quantity of buckwheat recipes in Russia. We eat buckwheat with pork, with beef, with sugar and, of course, with fermented cabbage.


  • 11 ounces of sauerkraut
  • 1 cup of buckwheat
  • 1 onion
  • a small bunch green onions
  • olive oil or butter (or ghee)
  • salt and black pepper, to taste

1. Rinse buckwheat. Put it in a heavy skillet. Pour 2 cups of cold water. Cover and cook over small, stirring occasionally, until liquid is gone. Then set the skillet aside.

boiled buckwheat

2. Chop onion and put in hot oil (or butter, or ghee) in a pan. Fry onion over medium-high heat until beginning to brown.

onion in a pan

3. Drain sauerkraut and add it to your onion. Stir well. Add salt and black pepper and stir well again. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, over medium heat for 35-40 minutes.

sauerkraut and black pepper

4. Add boiled buckwheat. Stir. Cover and cook for 5-7 minutes.

buckwheat and sauerkraut

5. Chop green onions and add it in the pan. Stir well and simmer for 2 minutes.

sauerkraut, backwheat

Buckwheat with sauerkraut is ready. Serve it immediately.

P.S. If you have fried sauerkraut, you can skip steps 2 and 3.

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