Glorified Rice – Old Fashioned Dessert Salad

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Glorified Rice is an old fashioned dessert salad consisting of white rice, mini marshmallows, pineapple, maraschino cherries and Cool Whip. Served cold, this vintage recipe is perfect for summer.

Glorified Rice is an old fashioned dessert salad consisting of white rice, mini marshmallows, pineapple, maraschino cherries and Cool Whip. Served cold, this vintage recipe is perfect for summer.

Just when I thought I had made every type of old fashioned cold dessert salad recipe on the face of the Earth, my friend Janie surprised me with her family recipe.

Old Fashioned Glorified Rice

I’ve added almost everything you can think of to create a Cool Whip Salad, including pretzels, Jell-O, marshmallows, Oreos, canned pie filling, Red Hot candy, cottage cheese, canned fruit, etc., yet I had never made one with cooked rice in it before.

I was flipping through Janie’s family cookbook when I stumbled upon the name Glorified Rice.  It immediately grabbed my attention for the uniqueness of the name, and the fact that I had never seen this recipe before.

Glorified Rice is essentially a cold, dessert salad, similar to an ambrosia except it has cooked, cooled rice in it.

Glorified Rice is an old fashioned dessert salad consisting of white rice, mini marshmallows, pineapple, maraschino cherries and Cool Whip. Served cold, this vintage recipe is perfect for summer.

What’s in Glorified Rice?

Cooked white rice (cooled)

Sugar

Vanilla

Mini Marshmallows

Crushed Pineapple, drained

Cool Whip or Heavy Whipping Cream (whipped)

Maraschino Cherries, drained and chopped

Glorified Rice is an old fashioned dessert salad consisting of white rice, mini marshmallows, pineapple, maraschino cherries and Cool Whip. Served cold, this vintage recipe is perfect for summer.

What type of rice is best to make Glorified Rice Salad?

Use a plain, white rice to make Glorified Rice. Instant (minute) rice or long grain, white rice both work; just be sure to cook the white rice according to package instructions and let cool before making the salad.

Glorified Rice Salad is also the perfect recipe to use up leftover white rice in the refrigerator.

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Glorified Rice is an old fashioned dessert salad consisting of white rice, mini marshmallows, pineapple, maraschino cherries and Cool Whip. Served cold, this vintage recipe is perfect for summer.

How to Make Glorified Rice Salad

For the full instructions and ingredient list for glorified rice with Cool Whip, scroll to the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

  1. Drain crushed pineapple.
  2. Combine cooked rice, sugar, pineapple, and vanilla extract.
  3. Stir in mini marshmallows and maraschino cherries.
  4. Fold in Cool Whip.
  5. Chill until ready to serve.

Glorified Rice is an old fashioned dessert salad consisting of white rice, mini marshmallows, pineapple, maraschino cherries and Cool Whip. Served cold, this vintage recipe is perfect for summer.

Notes About Gloried Rice Dessert Salad:

  • Use cooked white rice; either long grain or minute rice is fine.
  • This is a great way to use leftover cooked white rice!
  • To make this pretty and colorful, use colored mini marshmallows.
  • Be sure to drain the crushed pineapple before adding to the rice salad.  Save the pineapple juice for a fun cocktail such as Amaretto Pina Coladas.
  • Drain the juices from the maraschino cherries before adding to the salad.
  • Either Cool Whip (whipped topping) or homemade whipped topping from heavy whipping cream can be used in this rice salad dessert.
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Glorified Rice is an old fashioned dessert salad consisting of white rice, mini marshmallows, pineapple, maraschino cherries and Cool Whip. Served cold, this vintage recipe is perfect for summer.

Vintage Dessert Salad Recipes

Old Fashioned dessert salads are totally retro cool in our humble opinions. Check out our top ten favorite cold, dessert salad recipes.

  1. Classic Ambrosia
  2. Strawberry Delight
  3. Watergate Salad
  4. Red Hot Fluff
  5. Lazy Daisy Salad
  6. Orange Jello Salad
  7. Pink Lady Salad
  8. Oreo Fluff
  9. Pretzel Salad
  10. Grandma’s Cherry Fluff

Glorified Rice is an old fashioned dessert salad consisting of white rice, mini marshmallows, pineapple, maraschino cherries and Cool Whip. Served cold, this vintage recipe is perfect for summer.

Glorified Rice Salad

Glorified Rice is an old fashioned dessert salad consisting of white rice, mini marshmallows, pineapple, maraschino cherries and Cool Whip. Served cold, this vintage recipe is perfect for summer.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dessert, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: glorified rice, glorified rice salad, glorified rice with cool whip, glorified rice with marshmallows
Servings: 12 servings
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 1 cup white rice, cooked and cooled
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 20 ounces crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup mini marshmallows
  • 2 Tablespoons maraschino cherries, drained and chopped
  • 1 cup Cool Whip or Whipped Heavy Whipping Cream

Instructions

  • Mix together rice, sugar, pineapple, and vanilla.
    Glorified Rice is an old fashioned dessert salad consisting of white rice, mini marshmallows, pineapple, maraschino cherries and Cool Whip. Served cold, this vintage recipe is perfect for summer.
  • Stir in marshmallows and chopped cherries.
    Glorified Rice is an old fashioned dessert salad consisting of white rice, mini marshmallows, pineapple, maraschino cherries and Cool Whip. Served cold, this vintage recipe is perfect for summer.
  • Fold in Cool Whip.
    Glorified Rice is an old fashioned dessert salad consisting of white rice, mini marshmallows, pineapple, maraschino cherries and Cool Whip. Served cold, this vintage recipe is perfect for summer.
  • Cover and chill until ready to serve.
    Glorified Rice is an old fashioned dessert salad consisting of white rice, mini marshmallows, pineapple, maraschino cherries and Cool Whip. Served cold, this vintage recipe is perfect for summer.

Notes

  • Use cooked white rice; either long grain or minute rice is fine.
  • This is a great way to use leftover cooked white rice!
  • To make this pretty and colorful, use colored mini marshmallows.
  • Be sure to drain the crushed pineapple before adding to the rice salad.  Save the pineapple juice for a fun cocktail such as Amaretto Pina Coladas.
  • Drain the juices from the maraschino cherries before adding to the salad.
  • Either Cool Whip (whipped topping) or homemade whipped topping from heavy whipping cream can be used in this rice salad dessert. 
  • Love retro Cool Whip Salads? Try this delicious Watergate Salad with pistachio pudding mix. 

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Glorified Rice is an old fashioned dessert salad consisting of white rice, mini marshmallows, pineapple, maraschino cherries and Cool Whip. Served cold, this vintage recipe is perfect for summer.

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