Rice Pudding with Banana Split Toppings

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups, uncooked Arborio Rice
  • 4 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 cups whipped topping
  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 8 bananas, sliced
  • maraschino cherries

Preparation

  • Prepare rice according to package directions.
  • For Pudding:┬áCombine cooked rice, milk, sugar, salt and butter in 3-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until thick and creamy, about 20 to 25 minutes. Stir in vanilla. Chill.
  • For Topping:┬áCombine cocoa and whipped topping.
  • To serve:┬áPlace 3 small scoops of rice pudding in a banana split dish. Place banana half on each side. Garnish with cocoa topping, walnuts, and cherries.