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Broccoli Rabe with Garlic and Golden Raisins

Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Missie Neville Crawford
Yield Serves 4 (serving size: about 2/3 cup)
Complete your meal with this simple side dish of Broccoli Rabe with Garlic and Golden Raisins.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound broccoli rabe (rapini)
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Nutrition Information

  • calories 95
  • fat 3.4 g
  • satfat 0.5 g
  • monofat 2.5 g
  • polyfat 0.4 g
  • protein 4.5 g
  • carbohydrate 13.4 g
  • fiber 0.5 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 1.2 mg
  • sodium 155 mg
  • calcium 63 mg

How to Make It

  1. Bring 8 cups of water to a boil in a large saucepan. Cut broccoli rabe into 2-inch pieces. Cook broccoli rabe in boiling water 2 minutes; drain.

  2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add olive oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add crushed red pepper and garlic to pan; cook 30 seconds, stirring occasionally. Add broccoli rabe and raisins to pan; cook 2 minutes. Stir in salt and black pepper.

  3. VARIATION Broccoli Rabe with Polenta Croutons: Prepare base recipe, omitting raisins. Cut four 1-inch slices of refrigerated tube polenta; cut slices into 1-inch cubes. Heat a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add polenta; cook 8 minutes, turning to brown on all sides. Top broccoli rabe with croutons. Serves 4 (serving size: about 2/3 cup) CALORIES 137; FAT 8g (sat 9g); SODIUM 253mg

  4. VARIATION Broccoli Rabe with Sesame and Soy: Prepare base recipe, keeping rabe whole, mincing garlic, substituting 2 teaspoons peanut oil for olive oil, and omitting raisins. Gently toss sautéed rabe in 1 tablespoon lower-sodium soy sauce, 1 teaspoon rice wine vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame oil. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds. Serves 4 (serving size: about 2/3 cup) CALORIES 71; FAT 2g (sat 5g); SODIUM 251mg

  5. VARIATION Broccoli Rabe with White Beans and Parmesan: Prepare base recipe, increasing oil to 2 tablespoons, increasing red pepper to 1/4 teaspoon, increasing garlic to 5 cloves, omitting raisins, and increasing black pepper to 1/2 teaspoon. Stir in 1 (15-ounce) can rinsed and drained cannellini beans; cook 1 minute or until thoroughly heated. Top with 1 ounce shaved Parmesan cheese. Serves 6 (serving size: about 3/4 cup) CALORIES 119; FAT 9g (sat 4g); SODIUM 273mg

Cook's Notes

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