Creamy rice and fruit salad

    Creamy rice and fruit salad

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    About this recipe: A cream based fruity dessert, which is super-easy to make. Orzo or risotto rice, pineapple, mandarins and coconut are mixed with a sweetened whipped cream. For best taste, the dessert needs to chill for at least 8 hours.

    Serves: 16 

    • 225g uncooked orzo pasta or risotto rice
    • 150g caster sugar
    • 2 eggs, beaten
    • 2 tablespoons plain flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 (432g) tin pineapple chunks, drained with juice reserved
    • 1 (300g) tin mandarin orange segments, drained
    • 75g desiccated coconut
    • 750ml double cream, whipped

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to the boil. Add the pasta and cook until al dente, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain, transfer to a large bowl and cool.
    2. Whisk the sugar, eggs, flour, salt and reserved pineapple juice together in a saucepan until smooth. Cook and stir over medium heat until the mixture thickens. Pour over cooled pasta and toss to coat evenly. Cover and refrigerate overnight or at least 8 hours.
    3. Stir the pineapple chunks and mandarin oranges into the pasta mixture. Mix in the coconut if desired. Stir in whipped cream until well blended. Chill until serving.

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