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:
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.
Have you ever eaten mizuna? How do you like to prepare it?
White Wolf Summit Farmgirl, Natural Mothers Network, Healthy Home Economist, Real Food Forager, Prairie Homestead, Mind Body and Sole, and Frugally Sustainable!