Monday, April 18, 2011

Glorified Rice

There was a time when glorified rice was a favorite dish at our place...but I hadn't thought of it in years.  I believe my mother-in-law introduced me to this recipe...and it was often served as a salad to accompany a holiday meal.  I am always looking for gluten-free alternatives to serve our care group, and made glorified rice recently...served up in individual parfaits as a dessert.  Some had no idea what it might be...and another came back for seconds saying, "Now that is a blast from the past!"  Basically, it's a rice pudding.

  • 2 cup cooked white rice (cold)
  • 1 tin (14 oz / 398 ml) crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup mini-marshmallows
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  1. Mix rice, pineapple, sugar and marshmallows in a bowl.
  2. Whip cream with additional sugar and vanilla until stiff.  
  3. Fold into rice mixture.
  4. Chill.
  5. Garnish with fresh slices of pineapple or fresh strawberries.
  6. Serves 6-8