An A to Z guide to choosing, storing, preparing, and cooking fresh produce and recipe ingredients.

Ingredient: R

Radishes

Radishes

Most common in their red, globe-shaped incarnation, radishes add a fresh, peppery zip to salads.
Ramps

Ramps

A member of the onion family, ramps, or wild leeks, have a pungent garlic-onion flavor. This vitamin C-rich allium inspires spring festivals in Appalachian states and sells out quickly at urban farmers’ markets.
Raspberries

Raspberries

Fragrant, sweet, and delicious, raspberries are the most elegant and delicate of berries. They’re available all year, but the local berries that arrive in summer are worth waiting for.
Rhubarb

Rhubarb

Crisp and mouth-puckeringly tart, rhubarb is a vegetable (not a fruit) with celery-like stalks. It’s most often used in pies and sauces.
Rice

Rice

The main dietary staple for half the world, rice is an infinitely adaptable grain. “Long-grain” means a rice kernel is three to four times as long as it is wide; short-grain rice is almost round.
Ricotta

Ricotta

High in vitamin A and calcium, ricotta is a creamy white cheese with a mild, slightly sweet flavor.
Rosemary

Rosemary

Rosemary is an intensely aromatic herb, tasting of both lemon and pine. It has woody stems and needlelike green leaves with silvery-colored undersides.
Rutabaga

Rutabaga

This tasty, often overlooked root vegetable is a budget-friendly source of fiber, vitamin C, potassium, and more.

what's in season

Fruits and vegetables at their peak right now.

   
  • Parsnips
  • Leeks
  • Watercress
  • Sugar Snap Peas
  • Radishes
  • Lemon
  • Horseradish
  • Orange
  • Turnips
  • Rutabaga
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