Rosa Marina Salad

Rosa Marina Salad Recipe

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Rainn Thomas


Okay yeah I know people tend to wrinkle their nose when it comes to pasta & fruit salad. Sounds weird, but this recipe is sooooo worth the wrinkled noses of those you tell. Absolutely delicious and far beyond what i ever expected. My family made me promise to call them when i make it so they can come over and have some. lol

I have found that Rosa Marina is also called Orzo depending on where you live. In NY it was Rosa Marina and in North Carolina it's Orzo. It is basically pasta that looks like large pieces of rice.

★★★★★ 1 vote
30 Min
4 Hr


12 oz
rosa marina pasta (orzo)
3/4 c
sugar, white
2 Tbsp
flour, all-purpose
1/2 tsp
15 oz
pineapple, crushed
11 oz
mandarin oranges
8 oz
whipped topping, thawed


1 jar(s)
maraschino cherries

How to Make Rosa Marina Salad


  • 1Prepare Rosa Marina (Orzo) as directed.
  • 2Drain pineapple and oranges, reserving liquid in a small sauce pan.
  • 3Add sugar, flour, eggs and salt to the sauce pan and cook on medium heat until thickened. Make sure you stir it constantly so it doesn't scorch or stick.
  • 4Rinse pasta with cold water after draining.
  • 5Turn pasta into a large bowl and mix with the hot fruit juice sauce, then refrigerate at least 4-6 hours (preferably overnight to allow the sauce to flavour the pasta).
  • 6After sitting, add fruit and whipped topping and mix well.
  • 7Optional: You can add Marachino Cherries as a garnis if you wish, but i find that it's better without them.

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About Rosa Marina Salad

Course/Dish: Fruit Salads, Pasta Salads