The day before serving, toss the rice, pineapple, maraschino cherries and marshmallows and refrigerate overnight.
Just before serving, whip the cream with sugar and extracts until stiff. Fold the two mixtures together and serve.
If you don’t want to mess with whipping the cream, buy the frozen kind in a plastic tub and forget the extracts. And, say a little prayer for all the dearly departed listed above as you enjoy your heavenly rice.
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