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Food Review: Kashi Moroccan Curry Whole Grain Pilaf

One of my go-to brands is certainly Kashi. I am a fan of almost everything they make and I appreciate their use of whole grains. Kashi breakfast cereals and granola bars are a staple in my house, but they've expanded beyond breakfast and snacks and now make frozen entrées and pizza. Now they're making side dishes like their 7 Whole Grain Pilaf. It's a little packet of food that you just pour into a bowl, microwave for a minute or so, and you have an instant side dish. To find out how it tastes


This Moroccan Curry had a sweet and savory aroma once it popped out of the microwave, but I have to say, it didn't have a very strong flavor. It was a bit spicy, but I was expecting the currants to add more of a sweetness or the curry to add more punch and pizzazz. I do love that it has so much fiber and protein per serving, but I wish it tasted as good as it smelled. This whole grain pilaf does come in other flavors, and since I liked the chewy texture of these cooked grains so much, I'd definitely give them a try.

Serving Size 1 cup (2 servings per container)
Calories 220
Total Fat 5g
Saturated Fat 2.5g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 400mg
Carbs 42g
Fiber 7g
Sugar 3g
Protein 8g
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I would like to try. Maybe just 1/2 cup...
Spectra Spectra 8 years
Sounds kinda good, but that is a LOT of sodium. I would probably try making it without the seasoning pack and put in my own herbs, spices, etc. instead.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
it's a shame that there wasn't more flavor but at least you had something there right? i think that kashi is one of those brands that's doing it right -they are slowly branching out to different foods that they produce instead of entering the market too quickly with different products that may not do well.
michlny michlny 8 years
Thank you! Good to see there are no chemicalized/franken-gredients!!
Fitness Fitness 8 years
Michiny - great question. Here's the list of ingredients: Water, Kashi seven whole grain & sesame pilaf (whole oats, long grain brown rice, rye, hard red winter wheat, triticale, buckwheat, barley, sesame seeds), carrots, coconut puree, lentils, dried currants (currants, glycerin, coconut/and or palm kernel oil), cilantro, tomato paste, garlic, evaporated salt, natural flavor, curry powder (cumin, turmeric, red and black pepper), cardamom, fenugreek, coriander), ginger puree (ginger, water), cayenne pepper.
esweet esweet 8 years
I'm going to try the other flavors. I love Kashi products.
sportsaholic21 sportsaholic21 8 years
That sounds super delicious, though sorry to hear it was a bit disappointing and lacking in flavor.
gidigirl gidigirl 8 years
That is way too much sodium for a "healthy" meal
secrethoughts secrethoughts 8 years
That sounds really good! I'm always on the lookout for fast, healthy side dishes, so I'll definitely have to check this out.
meanbean meanbean 8 years
Trader Joe's makes a really similar product (TJ's Whole grain pilaf - it's even packaged almost the same) that's quite tasty, if a little spicy. I'd be interested in checking out the Kashi ones too.
michlny michlny 8 years
Any way you can include the ingredients when you do a Food Review? We'd get a much clearer picture of the product that way.... Just my $.02 :)
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