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Trail Chef: Wheat Pilaf with Bacon

Fill up with this savory and surprising dish.
You could try this recipe because you’ve resolved to eat more healthy, high-fiber whole grains. Or because you’re tired of rice and beans. But the best reason to try it? The light, nutty flavor of bulgur, a type of wheat popular in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern dishes, is simply delicious.  —Laura Binks

Wheat Pilaf with Bacon

Makes 2 servings
 
2 cups bulgur
1 cup freeze-dried corn
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons bacon bits
2 ounces grated cheddar cheese
 
At home
Combine all ingredients, except cheddar cheese, and place in a zip-top bag or air-tight container.  Pack cheese separately.  
 
At camp
Place dry mix in a pot and add 5 ½ cups water.  Bring to a boil and simmer until done.  Usually takes about 10 minutes depending on the type of bulgur used.  Serve and sprinkle with grated cheddar cheese.  
 
**Recipe adapted from More Backcountry Cooking 

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