Most days my breakfast should be one thing above all else: dessert. You won’t get Nutella on bread with me. Unlike before, I also prefer the first meal of the day to be relatively balanced. For me, a healthy breakfast lays the foundation for a productive day ahead. Don’t ask me why but somehow it helps. In my search for other healthy breakfast foods, I recently discovered buckwheat. This is a pseudo-cereal (ie wannabe?) originating from the southern Russian steppes. Today’s breakfast recipe puts the spotlight on hearty grains: Buckwheat Bowl with Mushrooms and Eggs!
Buckwheat preparation reminds me of rice. Here the grains are washed until the water becomes clear. Now if you are wondering how buckwheat tastes – they are best described as nutty, firm, slightly bitter and strong. To emphasize this more, we think of onions. Of course with butter, mmhh. What a contradiction! Buckwheat bowl is a breakfast fit for true kings, I say.
There really aren’t that many healthy (and delicious!) breakfast recipes out there. These are the foods that often make me jump out of bed when a new day dawns. That’s why I enjoy looking for recipes in bed at night and thinking about what will happen for the next day. If you feel the same way, then you should tuck into our breakfast buffet:
Breakfast is ready: buckwheat bowl with mushrooms and eggs
Something nice in the morning: Buckwheat dish with mushrooms and eggs
Rinse the buckwheat groats under running water. In a medium pot, cook water and salt for 15 minutes until the grain is ready and no more water appears. Remove from the oven, cover and leave for 10-15 minutes.
Meanwhile, chop the onion and mushrooms. Heat the pan over medium-high heat. After heating, add butter, onion and a little salt. Stir the onions from time to time and let them slowly caramelize. Once this happens, add the mushrooms and chopped parsley. Fry for 5 minutes with oil and salt and pepper.
Now add buckwheat and mix everything. Let everything heat up for another 2 minutes. Taste if necessary.
Fry two fried eggs in a separate pan. Divide the buckwheat between each bowl and fill it with fried eggs. complete!