Ninja Rhubarb Sauce 2

Ready for a delicious rhubarb recipe?  Try this Ninja Rhubarb Sauce!  It’s a great topping for ice cream, and all you need is rhubarb, water, sugar, and maybe some cinnamon  Why “Ninja”?  Because it will vanish without a trace.  Here we go:

It’s time to pick the rhubarb!

Picking Rhubarb

To pick Rhubarb, grasp the stem at the crown of the plant and pull upward.



My rhubarb stalks are thin because my plants are young.  But it’s OK.  They’ll still work fine.  Pick the larger stalks, and remove them by pulling away from the crown of the plant.  This is better for the plant than tearing or cutting the stems. Just give it a tug.  It’s easy!  …and satisfying.IMG_2273



Now there’s no reason to waste the leaf.  Although you can’t actually eat  it, the rhubarb leaf makes a terrific weapon for sword fighting or slap fighting. So don’t be shy.  I gave my husband(Mr. Dependable) a good “Thwwaap!” He liked it…even if he tells you otherwise.IMG_2275



Now that you’re finished with the leaf, it’s time  to cut it off.  And the other end of the stalk too.IMG_2278



After washing your rhubarb stalks, you can stack them together and cut them into 1 inch pieces.  Or you can have Mr. Dependable do it for you(like I did).IMG_2280


Now I picked about a cup and a half of rhubarb once it was all said and chopped. So I will use 1/4 cup water and 1/4 cup sugar for the recipe.  Boil the water in a small sauce pan.  Don’t watch it!  And dissolve the sugar into it.IMG_2283



Once the water is at a full boil and all the sugar has dissolved, you can add the rhubarb to the pot.IMG_2293



Now reduce the heat and simmer for about ten minutes, stirring occasionally.  While I was waiting I cleaned up the dishes…It’s now or never.  Really.

Your rhubarb chunks will slowly start to dissolve and start to turn to mush.  More of an ooze really.  And here’s the secret of the ooze: After simmering for ten minutes, remove from heat and add a dash of cinnamon. Looks great, doesn’t it?Rhubarb Sauce recipe



You can let it cool or eat it hot.  I used it somewhere in the middle. While you’re waiting for it to cool you could feed the baby.  But if you’re like me, you’ll probably let Mr. Dependable do it…Since he offered.

Now Generously dollop over ice cream.  Very, very generously. This yields about 2-4 servings or 1/2 cup.IMG_2303



And there you have it: Ninja rhubarb sauce!IMG_2306

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