Tricolor Rotini with Broccoli Rabe, Spinach and Chicken Sausage

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Tricolor Rotini with broccoli rabe (rapini), spinach, mushroom, cilantro, and chicken sausage. Sprinkled with parmigiano regianno.  Oh …so…gooood!

Serves 4-6

INGREDIENTS

1 pound (454 g) Chicken sausage encased with cheese and garlic (or any other sausage);substitute hard tofu for vegetarian meal, but add cubed tofu to cook last ten minutes

1 large onion, finely chopped

4 garlic cloves, minced

3 scallions (chalots)

1lb spinach

1 lb rapini

1 cup of your favorite mushrooms, chopped

1/3 cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped  (may use parsley)

1/2 cup olive oil

salt and pepper to taste

two 340g (12oz) boxes of tricolor rotini

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PROCEDURE

Set a large pot with water to boil for pasta; set the rotini to cook when add the cilantro below or whenever ready to eat.

In a large (8-Qt.) sauce pot, add oil and braise the sausage links on all side before cutting

add the garlic, scallions and onion

add the rapini and add 1 cup water, cover pot to let the rapini whither and cook, stirring occasionally

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add the spinach and mushrooms after the rapini has cooked for 15-20 minutes

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add salt and pepper to taste

add the cilantro and let simmer for 10 more minutes

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Sprinkle some Parmigiano Reggiano or some Pecorino Romano on top & ENJOY!

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VARIATIONS:

Serve broccoli rabe and risotto as sides, separately

Serve together as a vegan meal

Add chicken, and use the broccoli and risotto as sides together or separately