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Kashi Original Pilaf – Jazzed Up July 22, 2009

I needed a quick side dish for dinner tonight. I usually keep a pouch of the Kashi Original Pilaf (microwavable) in the pantry. But I was not in the mood for it’s plain jane flavor. So I came up with an easy, jazzed up version with items in my pantry. This is was easy and delicious.

Cherry Pecan Pilaf

1 pouch Kashi Original Pilaf (found in rice isle)

1/4 cup dried cherries, chopped

1/4 cup pecans

1. Heat a small skillet to medium low. Toss in pecans and cook until toasted and warmed through, about 6-8 minutes. Stir throughout cooking process. Remove from heat and roughlykashi chop.

2. Prepare Kashi according to directions on bag. Before microwaving, add chopped cherries to pilaf and stir.

3. Spoon heated pilaf on serving plate. Sprinkle with chopped pecans.

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