Miss Lee County Rice Shares Sweet Rice Recipe

Jonesboro, AR -- Katie Waldrip, of Moro Arkansas, is the reigning Miss Lee County Rice.

She shares her recipe for Katie's Fun Fruity Rice Salad:

3 cups cooked rice

1 1/2 cups milk

1/4 cup sugar

1 cup pineapple tidbits, drained

1 can (8oz.) mandarin oranges, drained

1/4 cup maraschino cherries, drained

1 cup miniature marshmallows

1/2 cup flaked coconut

1/4 cup nut meats, choppec

1 container (8 oz.) whipped topping

Combine cooked rice, milk, and sugar.  Cook until thick and creamy, about 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Cool. Fold in remaining ingredients.  Spoon into serving dishes and chill.

Making 12 servings

Garnish with additional fruit, if desired.