Broccoli Rabe is also called Broccoli Raab and Rapini. It is an excellent source of Vitamins A and C. Small yellow flowers that might grow from broccoli-like buds are edible!
How to Select
Choose firm, green, small stems with compact heads. The florets should be tightly closed and dark green, not open or yellow. Avoid ones with leaves that are wilted or yellowing.
How to Store
Store broccoli rabe in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
How to Prepare
Rinse in cold water and chop. Blanch just before cooking to make it less bitter. Steam, microwave, or boil in water or chicken stock for more flavor. Stir-fry or sauté with garlic and olive oil. Serve over pasta with other vegetables or meat.