Glorified Rice Salad Recipe

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Selma Lucas


I hadn't made this in years until last month for our 'Christmas in July' party for our ladies group. The last time was in the early 80's that I had it. I didn't have enough rice so I improvised. It was a big hit. I used orzo pasta. You can also use fresh fruits instead of canned. Mix it up to your liking.


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10+ (based on 1/2 c. servings)
20 Min


  • 1
    small can mandarin oranges, chopped, drained
  • 1
    small can pineapple tidbits or crushed, drained
  • 1
    large can fruit cocktail, drained
  • 1
    small jar marchino cherries, quartered (opt)
  • 1-1 1/2
    cup coconut
  • 1/2-1
    cup walnuts, chopped (opt)
  • 1/2 bag
    pastel mini-marshmallows
  • 1 pint
    whip cream, whipped or small tub coolwhip
  • 8 oz
    orzo pasta, uncooked



  1. Cook orzo according to directions on package. Rinse in cold water. Can cook the day before and place in fridge over night.
  2. Open and drain all fruits, except cherries. If not using the whole jar of cherries, remove what you want and dry them on a paper towel and then quarter them.
  3. While orzo is cooling, whip up whip cream to stiff peaks.
  4. Stir all ingredients into whipped cream and chill.

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Course/Dish: Other Salads
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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