Creamy California Wild Rice Dessert

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Warm weather, family barbecues and
cool desserts!

Perfect for a day in the sun with the family or a quick treat for the kids.

Guaranteed to take the edge off of a hot summer day!

Makes 12-14 servings


  • 1  cup uncooked California Wild Rice (3 cups cooked)
  • 1 (20-ounce) can pineapple chunks, drained
  • 1 (11-ounce) can mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 (3-ounce) jar maraschino cherries, drained and halved
  • 1  cup broken walnuts
  • 1  cup miniature marshmallows
  • 1  cup flaked coconut
  • 1  cup whipping cream, whipped, or 1 (9-ounce) carton frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 (4-serving) package lemon pudding, prepared and cooled
Cooking Instructions:

Cook wild rice following package directions. Cool. Combine with fruit, nuts, marshmallows and coconut.

Combine whipped cream and pudding; fold into wild rice-fruit mixture.

Turn into serving dish. Refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving.

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Thanksgiving is a time for enjoying the bountiful gifts of the Earth.
For hundreds of years, Wild Rice has been a traditional ingredient of American feasts.  
Try one of these recipes and make Wild Rice part of your family’s Thanksgiving tradition.

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Our Chef's Circle is continually developing new recipes and uses for wild rice especially with you, the professional chef, in mind.