Kansas Medley™ Pilaf with Cranberries, Squash and Pecans

Kansas Medley™ Pilaf with Cranberries, Squash and Pecans

InHarvest Products Used

Ingredients:

Yield: Approximately 40 ½ cup servings

  • 2 lb. InHarvest Kansas Medley (or InHarvest Whole
 Grain 5 Blend)
  • 2 q. chicken stock
  • 4 c. buttercup or acorn squash, peeled, seeded
and cubed ¼ inch
  • ½ c. olive oil
  • 2 T. fresh sage, chopped
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 8 oz. thick-cut bacon
  • 1 leek, half moon cut, dark green part omitted
  • 2 c. pecan halves, toasted
  • 2 c. dried cranberries
     

Directions:

  1. Cook InHarvest Kansas Medley in chicken stock, reserve.
  2. Preheat oven to 400° F. Coat cubed squash with olive oil, sage and salt and pepper to taste. Spread squash onto hotel pan and roast for 5 to 6 minutes on each side, remove and cool.
  3. Sauté bacon until fat is rendered out, add leeks and sauté for an additional minute. Remove excess bacon fat if desired. Add pecans and cranberries and mix well.
  4. Heat rice before stirring in squash and bacon cranberry pecan mixture. Mix well and serve immediately.

Suggested Pairings: Serve with poultry, pork or wild game.