Time for a Tropical Interlude.

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If I ever won a million dollars I would have two homes and one would be in tropical style. To beat the winter blues here is an easy tropical recipe to cheer you up.

 

Author: The Wanderlust Kitchen
Serves: 4
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PARADISE FRIED RICE

Ingredients

4 cups cold cooked rice
2 Tbsp. Peanut or vegetable oil
¼ cup cashew pieces
½ cup chopped onions
¼ cup golden raisins
1 Egg, beaten
½ cup pineapple tidbits
¼ cup chopped scallions, divided
2 Tbsp. fish sauce
1 tsp. sugar
Cilantro for garnish (optional)

Instructions

Use your fingers to crumble up the cold rice and break up any clumps.
Heat the oil in a large wok or skillet over medium-high heat.
Once hot, add the cashews, onions, and raisins. Let cook for 1 minute.
Add the beaten egg and cook for 1 minute while stirring to scramble the egg.
Add the pineapple pieces, followed by half of the chopped scallions. Add the rice, fish sauce, and sugar, and cook, stirring often, for 3 to 4 minutes or until the rice is warm.
Mound the rice on a serving platter and garnish with the leftover scallions (and cilantro if desired).

Tropical Tourist.

I just love tropical feel. As in these pictures it’s done very simply with natural materials. Love the white with the browns and greens. Very organic feeling. Or you could go for a more worldly feel with British Colonial style. This can be done with different feels as the British where in Africa, Hong Kong, India and Pacific Islands. So everything from oriental to zebras and Indian to tropics. Here are some examples.

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