Mom’s Glorified Rice

Our 10-minute Mom’s Glorified Rice dessert is made with pineapple, fruit cocktail, whipped topping, miniature marshmallows and Minute® Instant White Rice.

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Mom’s Glorified Rice

Cooking time PREP TIME 5 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 5 mins
Servings SERVES 6-8
Ready in TOTAL TIME 10 mins (+ 10 mins cooling time)
Cooking time
PREP TIME 5 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 5 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 10 mins (+ 10 mins cooling time)


  • 2 cups Minute® White Rice
  • 1 can (15 oz) fruit cocktail, drained
  • 1 can (8 oz) crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 cup miniature marshmallows
  • 1 container (8 oz) frozen whipped topping, thawed


  • With a creamy, luscious blend of Minute® Instant White Rice, sweet fruit cocktail, crushed pineapple, tiny marshmallows and whipped topping, this dessert is dangerously delicious!

    Step 1

  • Prepare rice according to package directions. Cool completely.

    Step 2

  • Place rice in a large bowl. Add fruit cocktail, pineapple and marshmallows and stir to combine.

    Step 3

  • Gently stir in whipped topping.

    Step 4

  • Serve immediately or chill in the fridge and serve cold.

    Recipe Tip

    For a sweeter result, measure the drained juice from the canned fruit and add water to measure 2 cups. Use this liquid to prepare the rice.

Nostalgic Treat

Does this cold dessert bring back any memories? Maybe your mom, grandmother or great aunt used to make something similar. It may be hard to recreate a beloved family recipe, but there’s no harm in trying!

This Mom’s Glorified Rice recipe is a treat worth trying. Similar to a classic gelatin salad or Ambrosia Rice Salad, it combines fruity and creamy textures and is a great crowd-pleaser. Just be sure to make enough for seconds!

With fruit cocktail and crushed pineapple, it’s no surprise that this recipe has a tropical twist. Add miniature marshmallows and whipped topping to the fruit mix, and you’ve got yourself a sweet, flavorful rice masterpiece.

Our quick-cooking Minute® Instant White Rice brings this recipe home with fluffy bites of quality rice. It’s easy to make in just 5 minutes and helps add substance to this cold dessert — which serves up to 8 people.

Mom’s Glorified Rice is an easy dessert, with a touch of nostalgia. Even if it doesn’t bring back memories, it’s a creamy, fruit-filled treat that’s bound to delight your family, any day of the week! For another quick and simple dish that can easily become part of your weekly rotation, we recommend you try our Microwave Egg Fried Rice.

Time-Crunch Tip

Want to cool down your rice, fast? We’ve got just the trick for you! Spread cooked rice in an even layer on a baking sheet and place in the freezer for 10 minutes, or until cooled.

If you are looking for a veggie option for dinner, try our Rice-Stuffed Eggplant Parmesan.

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