Buckwheat and Bacon Side Dish

Buckwheat and Bacon Side Dish


"This alternative to rice pairs buckwheat with bacon to create a meaty-tasting side dish."


48 m servings 208 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 208 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 8.7 g
  • 13%
  • Carbs:
  • 25.3g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 9.3 g
  • 19%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 14 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium:
  • 559 mg
  • 22%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat the olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the shallots and garlic; cook until softened and light brown. Add the bacon pieces and buckwheat; cook and stir until the buckwheat turns orangeish brown, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the stock and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat to low and simmer gently until the liquid is absorbed and the buckwheat is tender,13 to 15 minutes. Toss with the parsley, and season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve immediately.
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  1. 14 Ratings


I used 5 strips of turkey bacon, extra garlic from a jar, 1/2 cup buckwheat and 1 1/2 cups very low sodium organic chicken broth. I left out the parsley and shallots, but added plenty of green o...

I love buckwheat but I wasn't impressed with this recipe. I would recommend adding onion (separately cooked till golden) in the end, because otherwise it becomes mushy.

This recipe rocks!! We are new to the gluten-free thing and this dish was the perfect intro. I had to double the recipe to feed my two pre-teen boys

I accidentally used bulgur instead of buckwheat, but it still tasted delicious. This recipe doesn't make much -- I ate the whole thing for lunch (which is good for me because I'm the only one in...

The bacon is so good! Doesn't make a whole lot by our American standards, but this could be a main dish for 2 people. Careful about wolfing this down too fast... the buckwheat is SOOOO filling...

Really good!!! As much as my husband dislike buckwheat, even he admitted that this one is good.

this is pretty good. Definitely a savory side dish. I will make again!

so so

LOVE IT! makes buckwheat very tasty.