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Cooked buckwheat in a white bowl.

Instant Pot Buckwheat

Sava's Kitchen
Instant pot buckwheat will quickly become your favorite grain to cook in your pressure cooker. These buckwheat groats are great as a side dish, breakfast hot cereal, or add a scoop to your favorite salad for extra nutrients. If you have not tried buckwheat groats yet, it is time to do so!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Breakfast, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Ukrainian
Servings 5
Calories 80 kcal


  • 1 Measuring Cup
  • 1 measuring spoons set
  • 1 mesh strainer
  • 1 instant pot


  • 1 cup toasted buckwheat groats
  • 1.5 cup filtered water
  • ¼ teaspoon salt or by taste
  • ½ teaspoon butter for serving, optional


  • Rinse and sort buckwheat.
    1 cup toasted buckwheat groats
  • Add buckwheat, water and salt to your instant pot metal pot.
    1 cup toasted buckwheat groats, 1.5 cup filtered water, ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Pressure cook on high for 5 minutes, followed by 10 minutes natural release. Carefully open the vent valve to do the quick release to get rid of any steam left.
  • Open the lid, fluff the buckwheat with the fork. Serve hot with some butter!


*for softer and mushier groats cook on high pressure for 6 minutes followed by natural release.
*fluffy buckwheat is guaranteed if you use Ukrainian brand toasted buckwheat.
*make sure to rinse and sort buckwheat to get rid of any dust or debris.


Serving: 70gCalories: 80kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 3gFat: 0.5g
Keyword buckwheat, instant pot buckwheat
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