World Food Challenge

Day 160: Slovenia and Buckwheat porridge with mushrooms

Good evening, Raffies!

Today we are going to Slovenia and even though the first to strike my mind when thinking about Slovenian cuisine is ćevapčići, we are not going for that.

Slovenian cuisine is influenced by its climate and by the neighbouring countries. You can find Austrian, German, Italian, French and Slavic. Although soups have only been introduced relatively recently, they are very common. However, the traditional meal was porridge. There are different varieties of porridge.
Fruits and vegetables are also widely spread. Interesting that dandelion is a common ingredient for salads. One famous salad is with potatoes and dandelion..delicious!

As for today’s dish, we are going back to old traditions and we are making a lovely buckwheat porridge with mushrooms. Mushrooms are very common in Slovenia and it is still quite popular to collect mushrooms and eat a lot of fresh mushrooms.

The recipe is really simple:

150 g buckwheat grains
500 g mushrooms, sliced
1 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, crushed
fresh parsley
fresh thyme

Start by cooking the buckwheat in salted water. Drain and set aside.
Stir-fry the onion and garlic in butter. Add the mushrooms and cook until soft. Now add the cream, salt, pepper and thyme. Now add the buckwheat and the parsley. Enjoy!

It was delicious. I myself absolutely adore mushroom, therefore I really enjoyed this!



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