Rapini is one of those great vegetables that is both familiar and exotic. It resembles a young, tender broccoli and has a freshness that is hard to resist. Popular in both Italian and Chinese cooking, rapini makes a wonderful compliment to any meal.
- 1 bunch rapini
- Squeeze of a lemon
- Salt, to taste
- Butter, optional but hardly necessary
- Steamer, (I love my bamboo steamer)
- Steam rapini for about two minutes or to your taste.
- Remove to serving dish.
- Salt and lemon to taste.
What you should know
Be careful not to overcook. Rapini can be eaten raw, but is best with just a touch of steam giving it an al dente quality.