Million Dollar Rice Salad

Recipe Rating:
 3 Ratings
Serves: 10 or more servings
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8 oz cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 Tbsp granulated sugar
1 Tbsp mayonnaise
2 c cooked rice, cooled
12 large maraschino cherries, cut in half
20 oz can pineapple tidbits, drained
10 oz pkg. mini marshmallows, white or pastels
8 oz tub thawed cool whip
1 c chopped pecans, optional

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Pat Duran Recipe
Well Seasoned
Las Vegas, NV (pop. 583,756)
Member Since Aug 2011
Pat's notes for this recipe:
This 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.
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Combine 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.

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user Bernice Mosteller candychristmas - Apr 4, 2012
Sounds so delicious!! The ingredients is going on my grocery list. Thanks again for sharing all these delicious recipes! I love fruit!
user Kim Biegacki pistachyoo - Apr 4, 2012
Sounds wonderful Pat! Look forward to trying this salad out. As always another great recipe. Thanks for sharing with us.
user Stephanie Dodd skeen - Apr 5, 2012
WOWZA! This looks delish; a keeper for sure

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