Pressure Cooker Rapini

Rapini is a pleasantly bitter vegetable in the cabbage and turnip family. For this recipe, steam it quickly in a pressure cooker and then sauté the cooked rapini with garlic and shallots.

Serves: 6Hands-on: 5 minutesTotal: 10 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 6


  • 1 lb. rapini, ends trimmed
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 2 shallots, sliced
  • ½ tsp. pepper


  • Put the rapini, salt, and water in the pressure cooker. Lock the lid and bring to low pressure; maintain pressure for 2 minutes. Remove from heat, quick-release the pressure, remove the lid. Drain and transfer to a bowl. Wipe out the pressure cooker with a paper towel.
  • In the cleaned pressure cooker over medium-high heat, heat the olive oil. Add the garlic and shallots; sauté for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add the rapini and sauté for an additional minute, until heated through and coated with the olive oil mixture. Season with pepper.