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To keep lean dishes from getting boring: red buckwheat porridge for lunch

Erika IlyinaFood
Lean buckwheat porridge. Source: freepik

Lent has begun in Ukraine. This means that most of the time, Ukrainians will be eating meatless dishes. But Lent lasts quite a while, so you should think about how to diversify your diet so that you don't get bored with lean dishes.

A food blogger with the nickname recepti_dariko also thought about this issue. On her Instagram, she shared how to cook red lean buckwheat.

To keep lean dishes from getting boring: red buckwheat porridge for lunch

Ingredients

  • Buckwheat groats - 200 gr
  • Beetroot - 2 pcs
  • Green onions - ½ bunch
  • Garlic - 1-2 cloves
  • Oil - 2 tbsp
  • Boiling water - 500 ml
  • Salt

Method of preparation

1. Peel and grate the beets on a coarse grater. Chop the green onions and garlic.

To keep lean dishes from getting boring: red buckwheat porridge for lunch

2. Put the onion in a frying pan heated with oil and sauté with the garlic for 1-2 minutes.

3. Add the beets, cover and simmer for another 5-7 minutes.

To keep lean dishes from getting boring: red buckwheat porridge for lunch

4. Add the washed buckwheat, salt and boiling water to the beets. Stir and cook under a closed lid until the liquid evaporates.

5. Stir and serve with green onions.

To keep lean dishes from getting boring: red buckwheat porridge for lunch

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