Asparagus Wild Rice Salad

by Mill City Market Chef Jenny Breen


3 cups cooked hand harvested wild and brown rice (1/2 and 1/2) *
1 bunch asparagus (if available), trimmed and cut into 2 1/2 inch pieces
1 cup peas or edamame
2 stalks rhubarb, sliced thinly
1 bunch ramps or spring onions, chopped
1 bunch spinach or arugula roughly chopped 
1/2 cup toasted walnuts, roughly chopped or hand crushed
1/2 cup sun dried tomatoes, rehydrated and chopped
Olive oil for roasting
1 1/2 Tbsp fresh dill or thyme minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup olive oil
2 Tbsp fresh orange or apple juice
2 Tbsp  fruity vinegar (raspberry, currant, pear)
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup pitted black and green olives, minced


  1. Drizzle asparagus, rhubarb, peas and ramps with olive oil and salt and roast until slightly blistered. Mix in greens after removing from oven. Set aside.
  2. Combine dressing ingredients and adjust to taste.
  3. Combine roasted vegetables, walnuts, tomatoes and rice and mix well.  Dress until well coated and salt to taste.
  4. Serve over greens if desired.

Cook's Note *

If hand harvested rice is not available, use freshest wild and brown rice.