Braised White Beans with Rapini, Olives, Rosemary and Lemon

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Menu Part: Side Dish
Cuisine Type: Italian
Serves: 9

This hearty combination of navy beans cooked with sauteéd onions, mushrooms, chicken stock, rapini, rosemary, lemon zest, tomatoes and olives yields a delicious side dish.

Ingredients

6 cups red onion, thinly sliced
6 tbsp. olive oil
6 cups shiitake mushroom caps, halved
6 cups navy beans, cooked
1 1⁄2 cups white wine
1 1⁄2 cups chicken stock
6 cups rapini, blanched and chopped
1 tbsp. fresh rosemary, minced
2 tbsp. lemon zest, grated
3⁄4 cup black olives, halved
3 cups cherry tomatoes, roasted

Steps

1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, sauté onion in oil until soft and golden. Add mushrooms and continue to cook, 5 min. or until tender.

2. Add cooked beans and wine. Bring to a boil and reduce to a glaze, about 3 min.

3. Add chicken stock, rapini, rosemary, lemon zest and olives. Bring to a boil again, reduce heat and simmer about 5 min. Add tomatoes and stir gently. Season to taste and serve.