Broccoli Rabe with Sautéed Cremini Mushrooms

Broccoli rabe, braised to temper its mildly bitter taste, and golden slices of mushrooms and garlic combine to make a

Broccoli rabe, braised to temper its mildly bitter taste, and golden slices of mushrooms and garlic combine to make a pleasant and heart-healthy side dish. Look for presliced cremini sold in many produce sections. Mushrooms add a sweet, almost meaty, taste to meals with no added fat or calories.

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  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cups sliced cremini mushrooms (about 5 ounces/150 g)
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • Pinch of crushed red pepper, or to taste
  • 1 bunch broccoli rabe (about 1 pound/500 g), 1 inch/2.5 cm trimmed from stems, cut into 1 1/2-inch/1-cm lengths

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[step-item number=”1″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet set over medium-high heat until hot enough to sizzle a mushroom. Add the mushrooms and cook, stirring, until golden, 4 to 5 minutes. Stir in the parsley, garlic, and red pepper flakes until blended. Remove to a plate and set aside.[/step-item]

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Rinse the broccoli rabe and lightly shake in a colander, leaving some water clinging to the leaves. Heat the same skillet over medium heat until hot enough that a drop of water sizzles. Add the broccoli rabe and stir until wilted, about 10 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium-low. Cover and cook until tender, 4 to 5 minutes.

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[step-item number=”3″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Stir in the mushrooms and cook, stirring, until reheated, about 1 minute.[/step-item]

[nutrition-info calories=”76″ calories_fat=”” fat=”4 g” sat_fat=”1 g” choles=”0 mg” sodium=”36 mg” carbs=”7 g” sugars=”” protein=”5 g” fiber=”1g”] [/nutrition-info]

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Originally Published in Reader's Digest