The pronunciation of this veggie makes it easy to remember it’s a root vegetable in the cabbage family. You might want to consider it the yellow cousin of the turnip, having a similar shape and taste. Prepare them like you would turnips.
How To Buy
Choose rutabagas that are heavy, well shaped (round or elongated) and smooth.
How to Prepare
Wash rutabagas; peel thinly. Cut into 1/2-inch cubes or 2-inch pieces.
How to Cook Conventionally
Boil: Covered 20 to 25 minutes or until tender.
Steam: Covered 20 to 25 minutes or until tender.
How to Microwave
Place in 2-quart microwavable casserole; add 1/4 cup water. Cover. Microwave 13 to 15 minutes, stirring twice, until tender. Let stand 5 minutes.