Maria's Broccoli Rabe

140 Reviews 9 Pics
  • Prep

    20 m
  • Cook

    20 m
  • Ready In

    40 m
Maria
Recipe by  Maria

“This is a nice side dish served with baked chicken or fish. Virtually not fattening and very healthy for you.”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 4 servings

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Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cut an X in the bottom of the stems of the broccoli rabe and place in the boiling water. Cook until tender but still firm, about 5 minutes. Drain.
  2. In a large heavy skillet over medium heat, heat olive oil and saute garlic for 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in the broccoli rabe and saute 10 to 15 minutes, or until desired doneness. Dust with parmesan cheese, if desired.

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Reviews (140)

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Ginag33
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Ginag33

I read one of the responses to this recipe about not boiling the broccoli rabe. Boiling it is a must. My grandmom was from Italy and made broccoli rabe all the time. She would definitely boil it and the stems are supposed to be soft. Everytime my dad and I eat broccoli rabe somewhere he constantly complains if the stems are hard. It ruins the broccoli rabe. It is usually not a bright green color. It is more of a dark color. Take my advice!!

Spongebob7
339

Spongebob7

I grew up on broccoli rabe. If you love the flavor of hearty green vegetables, try making it like native Italians do. Instead of boiling add the broccoli rabe raw to the hot oil and garlic in a large skillet. Stir and cook until bright green and a little tender, less than ten minutes (or longer if you like it thouroughly cooked). That's it. Try it with some red pepper flakes. Enjoy!

LADYC20054
309

LADYC20054

First of all, remove stems, all you want are the leaves and the flowerettes on the top. Boil in salted water. Remove. You can either saute this with garlic and olive oil, or parboil then finish cooking in broth. Add a can of cannellini beans or dark red kidney beans. Be sure to use fresh garlic. A little onion powder and a bit of salt and pepper and you have a low calorie, very healthy meal.

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (4 total)

  • Calories
  • 192 cal
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 17.2 g
  • 27%
  • Carbs
  • 5.6 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 4.5 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 53 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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