Sunday, June 1, 2014

Stewed Rhubarb with Ginger and Honey (Slow Cooker)

This lovely stewed rhubarb is my new best friend! It stewed perfectly in my slow cooker over the course of the day while I was at work. It is a wonderful starter recipe with a multitude of uses. Eat it "as is" or spooned over yogurt or ice cream. It can be added to punch with sparkling water and juices..... the possibilities go on and on.
The amount of honey is kept to a minimum to allow the tart rhubarb flavour to come through. I'm not a "sweet girl" but you can add more at the end of cooking. Or just leave it and let people sweeten it as they desire.

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6 - 8 cups rhubarb, sliced - 1.5- 2 liters
1/4 cup ginger, fresh, minced - 60 ml
1/2 cup water - 125 ml
1/2 cup local honey - 125 ml

1. Remove the leaves and stem ends and wash rhubarb under cold water. Slice into 1 inch/2.5 cm pieces. Add to the crock of the slow cooker.

2. Prepare the ginger. Cut a knob approximately 1/4 cup size. Remove skin. Dice finely. Add to crock of slow cooker.

3. Add water and honey to the crock of the slow cooker. I'm using a local wildflower honey. Stir well. Cover and cook on low setting for 6-8 hours or until rhubarb is falling apart.

FREEZING: pack into freezer bags or recycled yogurt/plastic containers for later use. Make sure you label them so you know what you have later. I will use this as a starter sauce for winter concoctions (e.g., cakes, cheesecake, with tapioca pudding). Can't wait!

NUTRITION FACTS (110 grams - about half a cup): 70 calories, 0 g fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 0 mgsodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 1 g fibre, 15 g sugar and 1 g protein. %Daily Values are 2% vitamin A and iron, 10% vitamin C and 6% calcium.

Yours in good taste,
© Nancy Guppy, RD, MHSc


mike said...

followed this recipe, fantastic, i used a smaller amount of ginger as i wasn't convinced. next time i will put in the full amount!
my rhubarb fell apart in less than an hour.

Nancy Guppy said...

Hi Mike, thanks for commenting. Did you use a slow cooker? For sure it will take less time on the stove.

T Blu said...

Your proportions and your ingredients are wonderful..........however, we always add our raw unfiltered honey after the ginger/rhubarb mix has cooled to 92F so as not to destroy the wonderfully healing enzymes, etc, in the honey...........TikiBlu

Anonymous said...

I had been looking for ways to cook or bake with rhurbarb. This recipe is FABULOUS! Thanks.

Rachel said...

Wow! I just came across you site and I am excited to try this recipe! Looks like I will need to get a slow cooker :) I will let you know how I go!

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