I got off work early!  Aside from a chance to run errands, this means that I actually made dinner today.  (Usually I just toss together some nachos)
Today's concoction?  Tangy chicken mizuna.  And yes, it's as delicious and gourmet as it sounds.

Mizuna?  What the heck is mizuna?  I'm glad you asked.  I didn't know either.
Mizuna is an 'Asian' green, similar to bok choy, or mustard greens.  A little crisp, a little bitter, but relatively mild - the taste is growing on me by the minute!

~ pre-cooked chicken, ideally local & pasture-raised
~ rice, brown, organic
~ mizuna, local & organic
~ pea shoots, local & organic
~ green garlic, local & organic
~ walking onions, local & organic
~ rice vinegar, organic
~ olive oil, garlic-infused, gifted
~ lemon juice, organic
~ red chili pepper flakes, organic
~ RealSalt, sourced near my home state

As a farmhand, I get free vegetables!  Mega-perk, anyone? 
The shining stars of this dinner:
Pea Shoots
Green Garlic & Walking Onions
I already had a roasted chicken and a bunch of pre-made brown rice, so I just put them in the oven at 200 F, in a lidded pan, until warmed. 
Do what you've gotta to have hot chicken & rice.

Meanwhile, I prepped the sauce and veggies.

Veggie prep = simple. 
Dice the garlic and onions, and tear the mizuna into bite-sized pieces.  Toss the pea shoots with the mizuna and set aside.

Ooh, fancy sauce time!
Whisk together ~1 Tbsp rice vinegar, ~1 Tbsp olive oil (garlic-infused or otherwise), a pinch red chili flakes, & ~1 tsp lemon juice.

When the chicken & rice are just warmed, sprinkle the diced garlic and onion on top to warm.

When the chicken & rice have fully heated, spoon the rice on your plate, make a bed of mizuna & pea shoots, and set the chicken on top. 
Drizzle everything with your tangy sauce & salt as desired.
Can you say 'yum'??

Have you ever eaten mizuna?  How do you like to prepare it?

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05/18/2012 3:04am

N0- I haven't, but am tempted to try mizuna now! Thanks for linking this to Natural Mother's “Seasonal Celebration Sunday.” Rebecca x

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08/24/2013 3:52am

When the chicken & rice have fully heated, spoon the rice on your plate, make a bed of mizuna & pea shoots, and set the chicken on top.

10/08/2013 7:00pm

A great heavy meal to start the day . Love the presentation so appetizing going to do this later

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