Vegan Panna Cotta with Rhubarb Sauce  Recipe

Panna Cotta with Rhubarb Sauce

It is well known that Kuzu contains great health benefits, as it contains powerful isoflavones. This recipe is a great way to enjoy kuzu! It is perfect for entertaining your guests and lovely to have as a self-indulging treat.

What is Kuzu?

Kuzu is a traditional medicinal starch and has been widely used in China and Japan for thousands of years. It has many healthy benefits such as:

  • Helps with high blood pressure/cholesterol/heart disease
  • Helps ease menopause symptoms
  • Regulates glucose levels
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Natural cold and flu medicine

It is also known as a healthy cooking starch and jelling agent and is very versatile as you can add it to many different things, even desserts! Here is a lovely dessert recipe with Kuzu!



Serves Five

  • 500ml of soy milk  
  • 60ml agave nectar or maple syrup  
  • 1/4 tsp of agar agar powder  
  • 2 TBSP of kuzu  
  • 1 tsp of vanilla paste  

Rhubarb sauce 

  • 1/2 bunch Rhubarb (about 200g), cut into 1cm pieces  
  • 1/2 cup unrefined sugar or agave syrup  
  • Grated zest of 1/2 lemon  
  • 100 ml water (or 50ml white wine and 50ml water)  
  • 2 tsp vanilla essence  


  1. Place the kuzu and small amount of soymilk in a small pot and mix well to dissolve the kuzu.  
  2. Add the rest of soy milk, agave syrup, agar agar and vanilla paste then heat over medium heat. Stir continuously with spatula.  
  3. Bring to the boil and turn down to low heat, simmer for 2 mins. 
  4. Pour into molds and refrigerate until set.  
  5. To make rhubarb sauce, place rhubarb, zest, water in a sauce pan and bring to boil. Skim the scam on the surface. Reduce heat and add agave syrup and vanilla essence and simmer until rhubarb is soft. Refrigerate until cool.
  6. Serve Panna cotta with rhubarb sauce. 


MEMO: You can simply blend all the ingredients (soymilk, agar, kuzu and vanilla paste) in a blender before cooking them to avoid lumpiness. 

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