Mixed-Grain Pilaf with Cranberries and Pine Nuts

Grains have been a symbol of the autumn harvest for centuries, although modern-day cooks have only recently begun to reintroduce themselves to some of the now lesser-known ancient varieties. A wide array of hearty grains-amaranth, quinoa, millet, barley, cornmeal and bulgur-is available in health-food stores. Here, several are combined in an appealing fall pilaf.
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Review 1 for Mixed-Grain Pilaf with Cranberries and Pine Nuts
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Lynn2004
San Rafael, CA
December 5, 2010
Would You Recommend? Yes
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Delicious/healthy alternative to breakfast cereal
December 5, 2010
I used two tablespoons of coconut oil in place of canola/vegetable oil and cooked my grains for 5+ minutes (not one tablespoon for 1-2 minutes as instructed). The pilaf was chewy and delicious, not mushy and crunchy (as the first reviewer mentioned.). I added honey and milk. The cranberries were a nice treat. My 4 and 2 year old kids ate it too! I'm definitely adding this to my staple of recipes.
I shop at a health food store because I love eating well. And the ingredients were all there. I hope others try this recipe and give these wonderful grains a shot!
Review 2 for Mixed-Grain Pilaf with Cranberries and Pine Nuts
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MarylandGal
Elkridge, Maryland
November 13, 2010
Would You Recommend? No
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Unexpected Disappointment
November 13, 2010
This recipe calls for a variety of grains that are difficult to find. It was easy to prepare, but not all the liquid was absorbed while cooking. It ended up like a mush of grains, and some of the grains were still a little crunchy. I think a better bet is to make normal rice, then add cranberries and pine nuts.