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  • Writer's pictureMeagan Currell

wild rice grain bowl with nut clusters

This grain bowl is all the things! Crunchy, savory, sweet, bitter, and so delicious. Make a big batch of these nut clusters to add to salads, yogurts, oatmeal, or smoothies.

Hope you love it! xo

ingredients for grain bowl

1/2 cup uncooked California-grown wild rice

1/2 cup raw almonds

1/4 cup pepitas

3 tbsp coconut flakes

1/4 cup maple syrup

3 tbsp hemp seeds

4 thinly sliced radishes

1/4 cup white wine vinegar

1/2 tsp honey

1/4 tsp sea salt

1/4 cup microgreens

1 oz goat cheese

1/2 diced green apple

ingredients for the balsamic dressing

1 tbsp balsamic vinegar

2 tbsp olive oil

1 tsp honey

1/2 tsp dijon

1/4 tsp minced garlic

pinch of sea salt and black pepper


  1. preheat oven to 300F

  2. add 1/2 cup uncooked California-grown wild rice and 2 cups of water to a saucepan over high heat and bring to a boil

  3. then lower heat and cover to cook on simmer for another 45 mins

  4. while rice cooks, mix together almonds, pepitas, cashews, coconut flakes, maple syrup and hemp seeds in a large mixing bowl 

  5. add nut and seed mixture to a casserole dish or baking sheet in a thin layer and place into the oven 

  6. bake nuts and seeds for 30 mins until golden brown and crispy (similar to granola), set aside and let cool for 20 mins 

  7. once rice is cooked, strain liquid from rice and set aside to cool for 20 mins 

  8. add 4 thinly sliced radishes to a mason jar or bowl along with 2 tbsp water, white wine vinegar, honey, and tsp sea salt

  9. set aside radishes for 15 mins to pickle 

  10. start to plate your grain bowl by adding 1 cup wild rice to a shallow bowl 

  11. next add microgreens to the top of wild rice, along with goat cheese and diced green apple

  12. top with 1/4 cup nut and seed clusters (place the rest in an air tight container and use in salads, grain bowls, and yogurt throughout the week)

  13. make the dressing by whisking together balsamic vinegar, olive oil, honey, dijon, minced garlic, and a pinch of sea salt and black pepper 

  14. drizzle dressing over grain bowl, top with slices of pickled radishes, and enjoy! 

prep time: 1 hr 10 mins

nutrition per serving: 870 calories, 23g protein, 67g carbohydrates, 55g fat, 10g fiber, 800 mg sodium.

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