mi·zu·na | \mi-ˈzü-nə \

Definition of mizuna 

: a Japanese mustard (Brassica rapa nipposinica synonym B. rapa japonica) having mild tasting deeply dissected leaves used especially in salads also : its leaves

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Spread salad on 2 large serving platters and top with remaining mizuna, mint, sesame seeds, and chile flakes, plus a sprinkle of flaky sea salt and the puffed black rice (if using). Sunset, "Black Rice and Asparagus with Mizuna and Mint," 22 Jan. 2018 And Crispy Rice is a rich bowl of complex textures and fatty acidity: Crunchy rice chunks are topped with a little bitter mizuna and hot kimchi, a poached egg and bright pickled straw mushrooms. Kathleen Purvis, charlotteobserver, "2 restaurants in 1: We’ve got the first look at the food (and menus) for the new littleSpoon/Comida | Charlotte Observer," 19 Mar. 2018 Add cooled black rice, asparagus, green onion, threefourths of mizuna, and half of the mint, toasted sesame seeds, and chile flakes. Sunset, "Black Rice and Asparagus with Mizuna and Mint," 22 Jan. 2018 A mound of Dungeness crab in a pea purée, adorned with pea shoots and a purple mizuna flower, was sweet and light; a fillet of trout, topped with trout roe and served in a malted rice, scallion and ginger vinaigrette, had a rich, buttery texture. Shivani Vora, New York Times, "A Sonoma Restaurant That’s Pricey but Not Pretentious," 7 July 2017 One verdant sea of mizuna, dill, chervil and parsley had Parmesan, plus a splash of lemony soy sauce to complement the dish’s crowning touch: tender, crusty tatsuta-age (deep-fried) sweetbreads. Providence Cicero, The Seattle Times, "Iconiq: Refined cuisine in Mount Baker will have you coming back for more," 25 May 2017 The vertical farm grows kale, bok choi, watercress, arugula, red-leaf lettuce, mizuna, and other baby salad greens. Ian Frazier, The New Yorker, "The Vertical Farm," 9 Jan. 2017 Arctic Organics will have a ton of other green stuff as well: baby and bunched arugula, greens mix, scallions, Easter Egg radishes, pac choi, rhubarb, sorrel, mizuna, chives, sage, basil, and butter, romaine and leaf lettuces. Donna Freedman, Alaska Dispatch News, "Market Fresh: Alaska seafood, greens and more for Fourth of July," 28 June 2017 His take on a Nicoise salad uses mizuna, a poached egg and black olive tapenade. Providence Cicero, The Seattle Times, "Iconiq: Refined cuisine in Mount Baker will have you coming back for more," 25 May 2017

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First Known Use of mizuna

1976, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mizuna

Japanese, from mizu water + na greens

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