Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Rhubarb & Minute Tapioca


I grew up on this yummy dish!

Rhubarb tends to be one of those ingredients that if you didn't grow up eating it, you may have a hard time liking it.


It seems my mom had a dish of this (freshly made..often) in our fridge all summer long.  It was definitely the favorite rhubarb recipe in our family growing up.Still is mine!

Once you have your rhubarb washed & chopped, this doesn't take long to make, from beginning to end. 

You have the option to (easily) make it sugar-free if you wish too.

You can add a can of crushed pineapple to the finished recipe, or do as I do sometimes...when I have leftover pineapple juice in the fridge, I use it for part of the water in the recipe.


2-1/2 c. diced rhubarb
2-1/2 c. water
1-1/2 c. white sugar
(I used xylitol)
1/2 tsp. salt
1/3 c. minute tapioca
(the original recipe called for 1/4 c., but I like ours thicker)
few drops of red food coloring, optional

Cook all ingredients together in large saucepan over medium heat;stir occasionally.  Rhubarb breaks down while it cooks. (I often bang it again the side of the pan to help it's just what I do when I make this).  Stir to blend in food coloring; cool; refrigerate.

This keeps well for atleast 2 weeks in the fridge.

Try it over ice cream. We love just a dish of it plain.

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  1. this sounds yummy!! I have quite a bit of rhubarb this year, so I will be trying it SOON!

  2. My great grandma made a KILLER Rhubarb Strawberry jelly and her Rhubarb Cream Pie was DIVINE!!!!
    I have never attempted either, but would like to try someday! :)

  3. I've never tried rhubarb, but this sounds GOOD!! I'm wanting to try growing it next year!

  4. Thank you!!!! I LOVE rhubarb and I cannot wait to try this with some rhubarb fresh from my garden!

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  6. I love rhubarb, but have never seen it prepared this way! Thanks for posting! YUM!

  7. I love rhubarb and tapioca...what a great combination! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

  8. This looks so Yummy! I have to admit I have never eaten it. You make it look so great and easy! Yes, I will try this! Thank you for sharing on Thursday's Treasures Week 33! <3 and hugs dear friend!