Rhubarb in pie — that’s easy. But there are many other things you can do with the tangy tart vegetable. This month Electrolux partner Ashley Rodriguez of Not Without Salt shares tips, insights, and recipes on how to cook with it.
Rice pudding (or milk rice, as it is sometimes called) is a dessert fit for everything from a sweet end to a weeknight meal to a fancy dinner party. It’s hard to find someone who doesn’t love the sweet, creamy texture of rice pudding — and the tart rhubarb crown in this recipe is the perfect punch of flavor to top it with.
But the love of rice pudding aside, this roasted rhubarb is a great treat as is. Serve it over ice cream or your morning bowl of oatmeal or yogurt. It is satisfyingly tart, has a soft heat from the ginger, and a floral sweetness from the honey. Plus, there is the dramatic beauty of plating those ruby-tinged rhubarb stalks.
Live.Love.Lux Tip: Roast rhubarb until it’s sweet and tart using Perfect TasteTM Convection
on our Electrolux Gas Range.
For Ashley, this particular recipe strikes a personal chord.
“As a child, milk rice was sometimes served to us for dinner. It was always my brother’s favorite dinner (can you blame him? Dessert for dinner would be any child’s favorite). But I was well into my 20s before I discovered that rice pudding and milk rice are actually the same thing.
Now, years later, I recently called my brother to tell him that I was making milk rice. He had very specific questions about my process. “You didn’t add eggs did you?” I assured him I didn’t. “You didn’t cook the rice in water first did you?” Again, I put his fears at ease when I explained to him that I simmered the rice in a brown sugar-laced milk mixture until the milk cooked down to the consistency of soft custard. He was so proud of his little sister,” she reminisces.
Whether you chose to serve this for breakfast, snack time, dinner, or dessert, this roasted rhubarb and rice pudding recipe will certainly end up a household hit.