In a large saucepan, bring 2 quarts heavily salted water to a boil.
Wash broccoli rabe, cut off tough stems and remove any yellow leaves.
Cut broccoli rabe into 2 inch pieces.
Add to boiling water and cook into crisp-tender about 2 minutes.
Drain. Set aside.
Dry pan and heat over medium heat.
Add olive oil.
Add garlic and red pepper flakes.
Sauté until garlic turns light golden brown, about 1 minute.
Add broccoli rabe and toss well.
Cook about 4 minutes.
Season with salt and pepper to taste.