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Vietnamese-Flavored Broccoli Rabe

Vietnamese-Flavored Broccoli Rabe
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WebMD Recipe from EatingWell.com

A simple dressing of fish sauce, lime juice and hot pepper gives broccoli rabe a Vietnamese twist. Try it with grilled pork and rice.

Ingredients
Prep: 20 minutes | Total Time: 20 minutes
  • 1 bunch
    broccoli rabe, (about 1 pound), trimmed and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon
    fish sauce, (see Note)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons
    lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon
    sugar
  • 1 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1/8-1/4 teaspoon
    crushed red pepper
  • 1 tablespoon
    canola oil
Instructions
  1. Cook broccoli rabe in a large pot of boiling water until bright green and barely tender, 1 to 2 minutes. Drain in a colander and gently press out as much water as possible.
  2. Combine fish sauce, lime juice, sugar, garlic and crushed red pepper to taste in a small bowl; stir until the sugar is dissolved.
  3. Heat oil in a Dutch oven or large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the broccoli rabe and cook, stirring, until just tender, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the fish sauce mixture and cook, stirring, 1 minute more.

 

Tip

Ingredient Note: Fish sauce is a pungent Southeast Asian condiment made from salted, fermented fish. Find it in the Asian-food section of large supermarkets and in Asian specialty markets. We use Thai Kitchen fish sauce, lower in sodium than other brands (1,190 mg per tablespoon), in our nutritional analyses.

Nutritional Information

Makes: 4 servings, about 2/3 cup each
  • Calories67
  • Fat4 g
    • Saturated fat0 g
  • Cholesterol0 g
  • Carbohydrates5 g
    • Dietary fiber3 g
  • Protein4 g
  • Sodium335 g
* Nutritional Guidelines based on the USDA's MyPlate Standards.
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