Thursday, January 20, 2011

Pasta & mustard greens

Whole-Wheat Rotini with Wilted Mustard Greens
January/February 2011

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“More mustard greens!” That’s what the VT staff asked for when they tasted the first version of this recipe. Now it’s an even better source of vitamins C and E. Shaved Parmesan provides tryptophan, and canola oil offers omega-3s.

1. Bring large pot of salted water to a boil. Add mustard greens, and blanch 3 minutes. Remove greens to colander with slotted spoon. Add rotini to 
water, and cook according to package directions.
2. Heat oil in large skillet or wok over medium-low heat. Add garlic and cook 30 seconds. Add greens, increase heat to medium, and cook 2 to 3 minutes.
3. Drain pasta, and reserve 1/4 cup cooking water. Stir pasta and reserved cooking water into mustard green mixture, and cook 2 to 3 minutes, or until sauce is hot and bubbly. Serve 1 cup pasta sprinkled with Parmesan cheese, if desired.
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ingredient list
Serves 4
1 1/2 lb. mustard greens, trimmed and coarsely chopped (9 cups)
1/2 lb. whole-wheat rotini pasta
1/4 cup canola oil
4 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped (4 tsp.)
1 oz. shaved Parmesan cheese, optional

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