June 30th, 2009

raw buckwheat groats...what to do with them?

Hi guys!  So, I have some miscellaneous ingredients lying around that I got who-knows-when, and I don't know what to do with them.  One is raw buckwheat groats.  All of the recipes I've found call for roasted ones or kasha (which is roasted, right?)  Is there anything I can do with the raw ones?  How do you cook them?  And if they DO have to be roasted, is roasting something I can do myself in the oven?

I also have a jar of coconut oil.  Any ideas for that?  I'm always unsure about cooking with it since it will probably make things taste...coconutty.