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Buckwheat and Bacon Side Dish Recipe
  • READY IN 48 mins

Buckwheat and Bacon Side Dish

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

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Original recipe makes 2 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    28 mins

    48 mins


  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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 08, 2007

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 onions. The cooking time was still perfect and my husband loved this! Thanks for the new buckwheat recipe (there are not too many off them around)!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 16, 2010

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.


14 Ratings

Sep 28, 2009

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

Jul 13, 2011

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 house who'll eat it). I didn't add salt because the bacon and chicken stock had plenty, and I used way more parsley for personal preference. Will definitely make again.

Nov 09, 2009

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, you could get a tummy ache! Thanks for the great recipe!

Aug 21, 2009

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

Sep 03, 2008

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

Dec 11, 2007

so so


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  • Calories
  • 208 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 25.3 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 14 mg
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 8.7 g
  • 13%
  • Fiber
  • 2.9 g
  • 11%
  • Protein
  • 9.3 g
  • 19%
  • Sodium
  • 559 mg
  • 22%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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