At the time of writing up this guide, my experience at making pie recipes using Rhubarb stalks was limited to one single solitary Strawberry Rhubarb Pie. It turns out, not surprisingly, that rhubarb pie recipes are quite common and frequently requested. The challenge with this, that I quickly discovered, is understanding how many rhubarb stalks I needed for a cup of chopped rhubarb. So I put together this handy guide on HOW TO MEASURE RHUBARB to help me (and YOU) out, when baking up that next rhubarb pie recipe!
Before we get to the guide, I would encourage you to first review this VERY SHORT list of 7 tips and tricks to be aware of when handling Rhubarb – on what varieties to buy, as well as how to cook, bake and freeze this sweet-tart vegetable – Chaitlane
Measurement and Conversion Chart for Rhubarb Stalks
1 pound of rhubarb = 3 cups chopped rhubarb
3 cups chopped rhubarb = 2 cups cooked rhubarb
15 medium stalks of rhubarb = 6 cups chopped rhubarb
No more guessing how many rhubarb stalks you’ll need for your next recipe, when you’re at the supermarket or accepting a most gracious gift from a friend as I have been able to do at times!
And, if you DON’T already have a reliable kitchen scale, I have had great luck with the Ozeri Digital Scale. I knew nothing about Kitchen Scales so had went to Amazon and look at a few, ultimately selecting the Ozeri, which was HIGHLY rated.
Ozeri ZK14-S Digital Multifunction Kitchen and Food Scale
|Ozeri ZK14-S Pronto Digital Multifunction Kitchen and Food Scale
Weighs up to 11.24 lbs (5100 grams)
Automatic Unit Button instantly converts between 5 units of measurements (g, lbs, lbs:oz, oz, ml) and displays results on an easy-to-read LCD screen
Precision Tare Button calculates the net weight of your ingredients by automatically subtracting the weight of any bowl or container.