Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler Rating: Unrated 57 More fruit than topping, this one is wonderful served warm with vanilla bean ice cream or whipped cream. Sent by Kathy Editor: You sure can. Rhubarb is a plant in the dock family, with large, green canopy leaves, and edible stalks. It may be served over ice cream or plain cake. A. Rhubarb stalks come in a variety of colors ranging from light green to ruby red and speckled pink. While safe to eat, you may need to adjust the sugar in the recipe to accommodate the tart flavor of green stalks. They're still very green but the gardener says they're ready to eat. Most commonly, green rhubarb stalks on a rhubarb plant are the unripe stalks and will not be as sweet as ripe red stalks. Strawberries and rhubarb combine to make a sweet, fruity filling in this cake. With its tart taste and stringy texture, rhubarb is best braised or stewed with plenty of sugar and fruit like strawberries. By ARKBUCKS. How to Cut & Cook Rhubarb. Rhubarb is traditionally used in sweet recipes and, increasingly, in savoury dishes too – its unique tangy, sour flavour means that rhubarb works just as well when mixed with sugar in a sweet pie as it does in a sharp pickle.. The crumb topping adds a little crunch; it would probably be good with some nuts sprinkled on top. I've cooked some some for myself and its delicous, I'm just alittle hestitant cooking it for others. Green rhubarb is just a variety, and the color doesn’t have any impact on the level of sweetness. Hothouse rhubarb, grown in greenhouses when rhubarb isn’t in season, tends to be pinky red (and with some varieties, a deep shade of pink). Rhubarb may resemble red-hued celery, but the similarity between the two vegetables ends there. I've got rhubarb plants lining a fence at work where they don't recieve alot of sunlight. Q: Is green rhubarb OK to use in a strawberry-rhubarb pie?