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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


  1. If this isn't a blast from the past. I've so had this a long time ago. Good work keeping these comforting and basic things alive.

  2. I Chronicles 16:19: Give unto the LORD the glory [due] unto His name: bring an offering, and come before Him: worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.
    thankfully He has prepared all those great ingredients for you to give us that 'blast from the past!' thank you for reminding us constantly of simplicity! (and quick put-togethers).

  3. Oh man...that looks delish! I think I need to go ingredient shopping right now!!!:) :)

    what a super interesting Monday coincidence!I actually recall both of these dishes 'way back fortunate that we have so many ingredients to play with these days and blogging certainly shares all of it! thank you for sharing...

  5. This always has been my favorite dessert !
    Your photo makes my mouth water !!

    Just one note-- the rice needs to be the short grain rice ... not the long grain. Some new to rice pudding may not know that.

  6. My Mom used to always make that and that's the only rice I really ever enjoyed. It was a real treat.

  7. thank you for posting this recipe! this sounds just like the dish my mother made when we were kids....yummy!

  8. Today is the second time in a couple weeks I've wanted a particular recipe, not found it anywhere else, logged in here...and there it was as the first post!

    I think we're connected, through the atmosphere or somehow.

    Today I needed a rice dish, something light, comforting but not complicated to eat, not needing reheating etc, to take to a bereaved friend.

    Thanks. S.

  9. I love rice, but have never had rice pudding. This dish looks just wonderful: I know I'd love it with all that whipped cream and the pineapple.

  10. Oh my...I haven't had this for years...used to be almost a staple at all "church meals"...must try this again. JP

  11. It must be delish..thanks to your mother in law!!!Ciao Flavia

  12. Oh yum I have not had this in years!

  13. This reminds me of my mom, miss her.

  14. It looks so yummy, I will try to make it.

  15. I had forgotten about this wonderful recipe. My hubby has never had it.

  16. I just found your blog. The recipe my Grandmother made had Marischino Cherries sliced in half in it. It is a good change and available in the Winter. You can use the red or green ones. Chris

  17. Thank you for posting this. I have spent my whole adult life with people not knowing what this is. My gramma used to make it for us, without the marshmellows, but at least I know it wasn't just us making it!

  18. It was my Aunt Mary who made it at Christmas time and she always added cubes of red and green jello.


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