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Cherry Rice Fluff

Cooking for my family is one of my favorite activities. This is one of my specialties and my family gobbles it up.—Frank Newton, St. Thomas, Ontario
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups cooked rice
  • 1 teaspoon butter, softened
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk, divided
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cherry gelatin
  • 1-1/2 cups boiling water
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 can (16 ounces) pitted tart cherries
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract

Directions

  • In a bowl, combine the rice, butter, salt and 1/2 cup milk. Let stand. In a bowl, combine gelatin and boiling water; stir until gelatin is dissolved. Stir in almond extract and remaining milk. Chill until partially set.
  • In a small bowl, beat cream with sugar until soft peaks form. Drain cherries, reserving juice for glaze. Fold the rice mixture, cherries and whipped cream into gelatin. Spoon into a 6-cup mold coated with cooking spray. Chill for 4 hours or until set.
  • For glaze, in a small saucepan, combine cornstarch and reserved cherry juice until smooth. Bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 1 minute or until thickened. Remove from the heat. Stir in extract. Chill. To serve, unmold and drizzle with glaze.

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