7 Whole Grain Pilaf
Kashi 7 Whole Grain Pilaf
This product, Kashi Whole Grain Pilaf was recommended by one of the older ladies in our water areobics class. Recent recommendations have been made to include a variety of fruits as well as a number of vegetables to be eaten daily in our diets. It makes sense to have the variety of grains in the Kashi pilaf to provide a broad spectrum of nutrients and it tastes good too! And there are plenty of delicous recipes available for the Kashi Whole Grain Pilaf on their web site.
January 8, 2012
You really have to know how to cook this in order to have great taste and flavor. I cooked the pilaf according to the package directions and instead of water, I used beef broth. In a skillet or saute pan, saute some sliced onions, garlic, green peppers, yellow or orange peppers, mushrooms, and green peas (optional). you add soy sauce (I prefer low sodium) or you can add Himalayan salt for taste, but regular table salt will do. Saute the veggies to your desired texture, I like them cooked very well, so they may cook for about 15-20 minutes. After you have the desired tenderness, toss in the cooked pilaf and give it a good stir until everything is blended. If it is a little dry for your taste add a few tablespoons of beef broth. Do not let this sit in the hot pan, place in a bowl immediately. I fed this to a bunch of teenagers and they thought they were eating a Chinese dish. They loved it!
July 1, 2011
I am careful to eat healthy - but reasonable - foods as much as possible; for example, substituting multigrain bread in for white bread, including lots of fruits and veggies in my diet, and never eating red meat. I thought I'd give this pilaf a chance, since on paper it is definitely healthier than regular white rice...
But it tastes like hamster food! It stayed tough and dense despite simmering for over an hour, and even a third of a packet was just too much to eat. I followed the recipe for "Indian Pilaf" on this website... but it just came out slimy and tough.
I dunno. I've never much liked brown rice either so maybe I shouldn't have expected much from this stuff... but I wouldn't recommend it unless you're eating ONLY for the health benefits and not for the taste of your food.
April 14, 2011