If you are looking to add a twist to any dessert, consider adding rhubarb to your recipe. Uncooked, rhubarb has an extremely tart taste. (I personally like it, but be warned!) This makes cooking rhubarb an important step in any entree. In this recipe, we will show you how to cook rhubarb using the stewed method, which is easiest and brings out the best flavor.
Before cooking, clean the rhubarb and cut into one inch pieces. After you have prepared the rhubarb, combine 1/4 cup of sugar and 1/4 cup of water. Stir the sugar until is has dissolved completely. (And you wondered how something could magically become sweet just by cooking it.) Using medium heat, bring the mixture to a boil. Once the water has begun to boil, add in the rhubarb and bring back to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for ten minutes. You may add extra sugar to increase the sweetness. When preparing the rhubarb, avoid using copper or iron pans. These pans can scorch the rhubarb.
Rhubarb is very versatile and can be served in ice cream, waffles or as a cake filling. Many use rhubarb as an ingredient in homemade juices. When serving rhubarb dishes, fruity drinks go best. If you are expecting, consider adding rhubarb to your diet. Rhubarb can reduce the risk of gestational hypertension.