Pineapple Rice Pudding

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling


2 servings

Updated: Sep. 23, 2022
THIS WONDERFUL old recipe was a treat during the Depression. We didn't have dairy topping in those days, so we enjoyed it with real, heavy cream. Mother served this as a special treat for our family. During celebrations we got to eat it in glass dishes with a cherry on the top. —Barbara Thomas Berkeley Heights, New Jersey


  • 1 cup cooked long grain rice
  • 1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Maraschino cherries and fresh mint, optional


  1. In a small bowl, combine the rice and pineapple; set aside. In a small bowl, beat cream, sugar and vanilla until soft peaks form. Fold into rice mixture. Cover and chill until serving. Garnish with cherries and mint if desired.