Cranberry Rice Salad

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Serves: 10-12
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Cooking Method: Stove Top


2 c cooked rice ,cooled
1/4 c sugar
1 16 oz can whole berry cranberry sauce
1 20 oz can crushed pineapple or pineapple tidbits, drained
1 15 oz can of mandarine oranges, drained
1 container of cool whip
1 c chopped walnuts

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Marina Neff Recipe
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Orlando, FL (pop. 238,300)
Member Since Apr 2011
Marina's notes for this recipe:
This sweet treat is great on a hot day when you're looking for something refreshing but not too heavy. It's so simple to make and you can doctor it up by adding different fruits to it as well.
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Imagine serving this salad along with your holiday turkey. A delightful twist on a real classic.


Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl... reserving some of the mandarine oranges and chopped nuts as a garnish.
serve chilled over lettuce leaves or just spoon into dessert bowls and enjoy
*optional* can sub pecans or dry roasted cashews in place of walnuts... or can leave the nuts out entirely if you choose.

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user Colleen Sowa colleenlucky7 - Jul 17, 2011
Thanks for posting this recipe! It is almost like one I use to have many years ago! : )
user Marina Neff Kittiecooks - Jul 17, 2011
I love the mixture of the fruit and the rice... I like that it's sweet but not overly so. it's so refreshing when it's really hot out.

I'm glad you like it!
user Vanessa "Nikita" Milare Kitkat777 - Jul 17, 2011
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user Bennie Shaw mamabennie - Jul 19, 2011
Marina, I got ingredients today but just wondering if you drain pineapple and oranges, I would assume you do but want to make sure. I'm anxious to try it.

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