Delicious fall rapini recipes

Delicious fall rapini recipes



Delicious fall rapini recipes

Rapini is related to both the cabbage and turnip family. Also knows as broccoli raab, brocoletti di rape and rape this leafy veggie has 6- to 9-inch stalks and scattered clusters of tiny broccoli-like buds. Rapini tends to be more popular in Europe than North America, but this vitamin-packed, slightly bitter veggie is a culinary gem that can be fried, steamed and braised in a number of ways or used in soups and salads.

Rapini is available at farmer's markets or in your local grocery store from fall until spring. Wrap your rapini in a plastic bag and use it within 5 days.

Here are 6 fabulous fall rapini recipes to try developed by The Canadian Living Test Kitchen. Enjoy!

Easy Beet Rapini Risotto
Vibrantly coloured by beets, this version of the traditional rice dish needs hardly any stirring. Rapini, a leafy, green vegetable related to both the cabbage and turnip families, adds a touch of its sharp flavour and colour.

Garlic Rapini and Sausage Sandwiches
The slightly bitter rapini is a perfect complement to hot or sweet Italian Sausages.

Pasta with White Beans and Rapini
Pasta and beans provide this vegetarian dish with complete protein. It's also a tasty way to introduce rapini. Also known as broccoli rabe, rapini is related to the cabbage and turnip families and is a source of vitamins A, C and K, as well as potassium. Serve with grated cheese.

Basic rapini
Cook your rapini to perfection, or try out the flavourful variation: Rapini with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Pine Nuts

Rapini Pasta with Feta
Adding feta to the rapini and pasta not only boosts flavour but protein as well.

Stuffed Rapini Ricotta Pizza
Ricotta and  Asiago cheese give this delightfully European pizza a creamy, satisfying mouthfeel.

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