Wild Rice and Blueberry Harvest Bowl

(2017 Pairings) A hearty and colorful salad bowl.

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INGREDIENTS:

1 cup wild and brown rice blend
1-3/4 cups chicken broth
3 cups butternut squash chunks
3 Tbsp plus 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil divided
1/8 tsp garlic powder
1/8 tsp chili powder
1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
salt and pepper to taste
9 oz quartered brussels sprouts
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/2 tsp minced garlic
2 Tbsp DOLE Chef-Ready Frozen Peach Puree
2/3 cup DOLE Chef-Ready Cuts Diced Apples partially thawed
3 oz white cheddar cheese cubed
1/3 cup sliced almonds
1/3 cup frozen DOLE Blueberries

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Add rice and chicken broth to a small saucepan then bring to a boil, place lid on top, then turn heat down to a simmer and cook for 40-50 minutes or until rice is al dente. Set aside to cool slightly.
  2. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a sheet pan with a silpat or foil sprayed with cooking spray. Add butternut squash, 1-1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, garlic powder, chili powder, cinnamon, salt and pepper. Toss to coat well. Roast for 15-20 minutes, stirring halfway through.
  3. Line another sheet pan with a silpat or foil sprayed with cooking spray. Add shredded Brussels sprouts, remaining 1-1/2 tablespoons olive oil, salt and pepper. Toss to coat evenly, add to oven after stirring the squash then roast together for 8-10 mins or until Brussels sprouts are tender and golden brown.
  4. Combine remaining 1/2 cup oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, and peach puree in a bowl. Whisk to combine. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  5. Combine rice, squash, brussels sprouts, apples, blueberries, cheese, and almonds. Drizzle with vinaigrette. Toss gently to coat and serve.
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