4 cups hot cooked pasta such as orechiette or large seashells (optional)
How to Make It
Rinse about broccoli rabe and discard tough stem ends and yellowed leaves. Halve stems lengthwise if they're more than 3/8 inch thick. Then cut pieces into 3- to 4-inch lengths. Pour olive oil into an 11- to 12-inch frying pan over high heat. Add broccoli rabe, hot chili flakes, and 3 to 4 tablespoons water. Stir-fry until greens are just tender to bite, 5 to 6 minutes. Serve as a vegetable or mix with hot cooked pasta. Season with salt to taste.