Rapini with Chili Sauce

This side goes great with pork dishes. You can find sweet chili sauce in the international aisle or Asian specialty markets.

Serves: 6Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 15 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 6


  • 3 bunches broccoli rapini, trimmed, rinsed, and patted dry
  • 1 small red bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 3 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, sliced paper thin
  • 1⁄4 cup Chinese sweet chili sauce
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1⁄4 tsp. ground black pepper


  • Cut the rapini into large flowerets. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the rapini for about 3 minutes or just until tender and a vibrant green. Add the bell pepper for the last 1 minute. Drain through a colander and rinse under cool water. Set aside to drain.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook until soft, about 2 minutes. Add the rapini mixture and cook, stirring often, until heated through. Toss in the sweet chili sauce and season with salt and pepper. Serve immediately.