Instant rice is cooked in pineapple juice and combined with vanilla pudding, mini marshmallows, pineapple and pecans in this chilled dessert.
INGREDIENTS (for 6 servings):
- 1 (15 ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained with juice reserved
- 1/2 cup instant rice
- 1 (3 ounce) package non-instant vanilla pudding mix
- 2 cups milk
- 1/2 cup miniature marshmallows
- 1/3 cup chopped pecans
Bring 3/4 cup reserved pineapple juice to a boil in a medium saucepan. Stir in instant rice and simmer 2 minutes. Remove from heat, cover and let steam, 5 minutes.
Prepare pudding mix with milk according to package directions. Fold marshmallows into hot pudding. Stir in pineapple, pecans and rice mixture. Chill until serving.