Cranberry Rice Salad Recipe @pinch

Some may call this a cranberry glorified rice salad and others may call it a rice fruit salad. It is a sweet cream salad. The rice is barely noticeable and adds extra texture (kind of like tapioca). The cranberry sauce gives this side dish a Thanksgiving feel, but pineapple and mandarin oranges brighten it up to be able to enjoy it year haveround. This sweet treat is great on a hot day when you are looking for something refreshing but not too heavy. It is so simple to make, and you can doctor it up by adding different fruits to it as well.

cranberry rice salad
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Recipe Cuisine: American Recipe Category: Other Main Dishes Yield: 6 Servings
Ingredients :
  • 2 cup(s) cooked rice ,cooled
  • 1/4 cup(s) sugar
  • 1 can(s) whole berry cranberry sauce (16 oz)
  • 1 can(s) crushed pineapple or pineapple tidbits, drained (20 oz)
  • 1 - mandarine oranges, drained (15 oz)
  • 1 package(s) Cool Whip (8 oz)
  • 1 cup(s) chopped walnuts
Intructions :
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked rice, whole cranberry sauce, and sugar
  • Then add the mandarin oranges, crushed pineapple, and walnuts. Reserve a few oranges and walnuts for topping
  • Fold in whipped topping
  • Once it is mixed well, cover and chill
  • 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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