10 or more servings
Pat's StoryThis was first called "Million Dollar Rice Salad" and won first prize in a Texas Farm Bureau contest- where all the recipes had to contain rice and this was the prize winner and the only dessert salad entered.
Since then it has been on dinner tables and buffet counters at most every holiday and celebration and goes by many names and many different ingredients. But this is my favorite combination.
cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 Tbsp
cooked rice, cooled
maraschino cherries, cut in half
can pineapple tidbits, drained
pkg. mini marshmallows, white or pastels
tub thawed cool whip
chopped pecans, optional
1Combine cream cheese, sugar and mayonnaise and whip until smooth. Fold in rice, cherries, pineapple and marshmallows and blend gently.
Fold in Cool Whip and pecan if desired.
Original recipe calls for whipped Dream Whip according to package directions.
I prefer to us the Cool Whip.