Lunch & Dinner

Buckwheat Risotto with Sea Lettuce & Pumpkin

This Buckwheat Risotto with Sea Lettuce & Pumpkin is colourful and a deliciously satisfying & warming dish. The Sea Lettuce adds a bright green touch, flavour & much nutrition to the dish.

Serves 2

Prep time 10 minutes, cooking time 1 hours


  • 150g buckwheat grits/grains, slightly roasted
  • 1 small green pumpkin, diced
  • 2 medium onions, cut fine thyme and rosemary to taste
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp red balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tbsp cashew nuts
  • 3 tbsp pumpkin seeds, roasted
  • Kelp Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tsp Sea Lettuce Flakes or chopped leaves to garnish



  1. Warm the oven to 200C.
  2. Stir the buckwheat grains into boiling water for 1 minute to rinse, drain.
  3. Toast the grains in a little olive oil for 5 minutes to give a nutty flavour , then add water  (or kombu stock for extra flavour & nutrients) and cook for 15 min.
  4. Let buckwheat stand for 10 minutes after cooking.
  5. Meanwhile, mix together the cut pumpkins, onions, oil, vinegar and herbs. Season with salt and pepper and roast in the oven for 20 minutes.
  6. In a dry pan, roast the other nuts and seeds until golden and fragrant.
  7. When the buckwheat is ready, mix all the ingredients and sprinkle with Sea Lettuce Flakes.


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