Growing up eating Thai food, any sort of beans were never really incorporated in the daily meals, except the occasional desserts. Yes, beans are more for desserts in the Thai cuisine, and it wasn't even the star of Thai desserts. When I started to explore recipes and trying them out, any recipes with beans would be tucked away in the "maybe, probably not" pile. Little by little, I experimented with beans in savory dishes (still hate them in chili, and I'm in Texas, after all), and there had been a few great recipes. This particular one, from a Williams-Sonoma cookbook called Chicken Night by Kate McMillan, was a good find with delicious flavors, healthy notes, and easy tasks.
I substituted broccolini for the broccoli rabe, and it still came out quite yummy. Just a tiny tip, toward the end, don't overmix the dish because then the beans will come out mushy. Otherwise, enjoy! Makes 4-6 servings.