- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 vanilla bean, pod split and scraped
- 6 ounces rhubarb, finely chopped (about 1 1/4 cups)
- Combine sugar, water, vanilla pod and seeds, and rhubarb in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve sugar. Simmer until rhubarb is tender, about 3 minutes. Let cool completely. Remove vanilla pod before serving, if desired.