My neighbor Mathilde made us some awesome, homemade Mexican rice. We weren’t able to finish it all, so the next night, I used the leftovers to make Tropical Fried Rice. This is a fun dish for summertime. It’s light and flavorful. The ingredients are surprising, but their tastes compliment each other perfectly. Enjoy!
Tropical Fried Rice
1/2 Large Vidalia Onion, Chopped
1 & 1/2 Cups Fresh Pineapple, Chopped
1 Package Cooked Bacon, Cut up into bite-size pieces
1 Package Immitation Crab Meat
2 & 1/2 Cups Mexican Rice
1/2 Cup Pineapple Orange Juice (or use just Orange or Pineapple Juice)
1/3 Cup Harry & David’s Pepper & Onion Relish
1. Pour a thin layer of olive oil in a large frying pan or wok and heat over medium heat. When hot, add onions and pineapple. Cook 5 minutes or until onions start to become softer.
2. Add bacon, crab meat, Mexican rice, relish and juice. Cook until thoroughly heated and onions are translucent.