Rhubarb Tapioca Pudding

"Where I grew up rhubard grew wild on the sides of the road. We'd pick some and grandma would make us this totally awesome pudding."
photo by Krista Smith photo by Krista Smith
photo by Krista Smith
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  • In a saucepan mix together all except strawberries and bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring often, until rhubarb begins to release its juices.
  • Reduce heat and simmer until rhubarb is tender, about 3 minutes.
  • Cool and add strawberries. Top with whipped cream or drizzle with plain cream. Also good topped with a creme fraiche.

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  1. 55tbird
    Wonderful!! I added 1 teaspoon cinnamon and nutmeg, 1/2 teaspoon cloves and 1 teaspoon lemon juice. I cooked 2 cups strawberries with 4 cups rhubarb. I used 1 1/2 cups sugar and no water. I also used 6 Tablespoons tapioca. I cooked it in the microwave, covered, stirring every 3 minutes til tapioca was cooked. Will for sure make this again!!
  2. Sarabi
    This was great! The strawberries helped mask the rhubarb tartness. And, I might have put a few extra strawberries in too. ;) Rhubarb is something to eat once a year in my book. This recipe increases the likelihood we'll have rhubarb more often. Thank you for sharing!
  3. lesbon
    Excellent recipe! I am always looking for new rhubarb recipes but I made some changes since I didn't have any strawberries. I substituted a cup of frozen blueberries and cut the water back to a half a cup. My husband and daughter loved it. This is a definite make-again dessert!
  4. freeflow85
    Absolutely Awesome!!!! I love the strawberry- rhubarb combination and this was my favorite dessert my grandmom made just for me as a child! I used frozen rhubarb and put all ingredients(except the strawberries) in the microwave for about 15 minutes stopping it 2-3 times to check and stir.<br/>I let it cool a bit then added strawberries. Tasted yummy! Then added raspberries; more yummy. Decided to throw in blueberries but they didn't soften so I put the hole bowl back into the microwave for 2 minutes; blueberries softened just right and everything melded together. Decided to put in 1/2 lemon that was in fridge and few shakes of cinnamonf. I guess I invented a 4 fruit pudding! Thanks!!!
  5. Seasons
    Very nummy! I put the sugar on the rhubarb over night in the fridge... when cooking I added a splash on Lemon Juice to the mixture. Took away the tartness. I forgot the whipping cream because it wasn't in the ingredients... LOL... so my kids had ice cream on there... very good substitute. Love it!! Just what I was looking for. Gluten-Free. Also I am doing 1/4 inch pieces on my 2nd try because it was to strong for the kids. I loved it!! Oh and I cooked 6 strawberries in with the mixture... nummy!!!!!!! Update: I added a tiny bit of salt and orange peel this time!



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