We had fresh broccoli rabe, or rapini, from our Winter Harvest basket this week. I've seen it in the store lots, but never purchased it, so this was a cooking first. Chopp off the woody ends and blanch for a couple of minutes, drain, and rinse with cold water.
Meanwhile boil pasta as directed. Heat EVOO and add greens and a can of white beans, some crumbled (fakin') bakin bits, and cook 3-4 more minutes.
Mix in the pasta and serve!
As for the new green, it was definitely a keeper. The flavor is like broccoli but the texture is more like kale. Win-win!