A lovely rendition of broccoli rabe with golden onions, a hint of spice and sweetness, and some coconut milk to round it off.

Sautéed Broccoli Rabe With Red Chili Flakes [Vegan]

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  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon black mustard seeds
  • 3 pods of garlic, minced
  • 3 medium sized cipollini onions, finely chopped or 1 medium sized red onion, chopped
  • 2 cups of chopped broccoli rabe/rapini finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • Salt to taste
  • 11/2 tablespoons coconut milk (optional)
  • Lots of crushed red pepper flakes to finish


  1. Heat the oil on medium heat for about a minute.
  2. Add the black mustard seeds and wait for the seeds to crackle.
  3. Add in the minced garlic and cook for a minute until the garlic is soft and fragrant.
  4. Add in the onion and cook for 6 to 7 minutes until the onion is beginning to turn golden brown.
  5. Add in the rapini an mix well.
  6. Add in the sugar, salt, and the coconut milk if using and cook for a minute or two.
  7. Add in plenty of crushed red pepper flakes and serve immediately.

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