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4 Easy Fried Rice Dishes

4 Easy Fried Rice Dishes

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Tired after a long day and need something quick but wholesome for dinner?

There's little as delicious and simple to cook as a flavoursome fried rice dish. One of the best things about fried rice dishes, is that they are perfect if you are short on time, trying to be cautious with money, and want something packed with flavour that you can make from everyday ingredients. The question is: which one should you have for dinner tonight? We have listed four of our favourite fried rice dishes which are full of flavour and perfect for one, or to share.

Thai Chicken Fried Rice

Thai fried rice is quick, easy to cook, and perfect when you feel like something full of flavour to satisfy your tasting palate. It will leave you feeling full for hours and is a delicious family-favourite when there are multiple people to please. Plus, it's also a great opportunity to use up any veggies in the fridge! 

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Vegetarian Fried rice

Packed with veggies, this dish is full of flavour and can be served with just about anything. It is perfect when you are short on ingredients and want to throw something delicious together in a short time frame. This cuisine feeds the soul and is great at home, for date night or on-the-go. There are many variations of this meal and it is scrumptious when paired with just about anything.

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Pineapple Fried Rice

The perfect blend of sweet and savoury! It's a great way to use leftover ingredients and create something authentic and innovative. You can leave it as a classic ham and pineapple combination or add any vegetables you want to it and create a heavenly, sweet and salty meal which will satisfy your taste buds. Create this signature dish at home with the help of our Thai Pineapple Rice which is used to enhance the delicate flavour of the rice.

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Cantonese Fried Rice

Make the most of what's already in your pantry, and whip up this delicious dish which is sure to be a hit with the family. Yang Chow Chao Farn, otherwise known as Cantonese Fried Rice, is a versatile dish which uses the art of stir frying, which is known to enhance natural flavour and fragrance. Try this meal at home with our with our Cantonese Stir Fried Rice which makes this meal quick and easy to prepare!

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5 Reasons to Explore Jaipur's Pink City

5 Reasons to Explore Jaipur's Pink City

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With some of the world's greatest food and most breathtaking sights, the Pink City of Jaipur in Rajasthan, North India is a must for all globe-trotters. The brightly coloured, energetic city offers the best photo-ops and too many fantastic food choices. With so much to do in such a stunning location, we've helped you narrow down the best reasons to explore Jaipur.

1. Breathtaking views like the Jal Mahal

Jal Mahal, meaning 'water palace' is a gloriously beautiful palace in the middle of Man Sagar Lake and from a distance, appears to be floating on the water. The red sandstone monument is highly specific to the region and is a significant piece of local history. The forest and mountainous surroundings of the palace make the region a perfect location for a hike or picnic, but even more so, the local wildlife.

Home to jungle cats, foxes, Indian wild boar, deer and leopards, as well as over 150 species of local and migratory birds, the region is thronged with flora and fauna, so much so, that the Kings of Jaipur selected the exact location for the surrounding wildlife. It's the perfect spot to take in the true beauty of The Pink City.

2. Watch a very cool musical fountain in Jawahar Circle Garden

Jawahar Circle Garden is Asia's Biggest Circle, with a circumference of 1420 meters and surrounded by rose gardens. Labelled as one of Jaipur's favourite leisurely locations, the gardens are a striking change from the state's mostly desert landscape; the perfect escape.

With large open areas, breathtaking scenery, jogging tracks, walkways, and a 25-metre musical fountain complete with video projector, there is little you can find boring. Vendors of food, drinks, trinkets, jewellery and keychains surround the precinct and make the area the most exciting markets in the region, and a must-do for any tourist.

3. Indulge in Dal Batti Churma

Jaipur is a foodie's dream with almost anything on offer and very little you could pass up on. Speciality of the region, Dal Batti Churma is a staple local dish. Dal, or a lentil curry, is prepared alongside Bhatti, a floury, stuffed ball that is cooked in a fire or oven, and Churma (or Choorma), another floury delicacy of crush wheat, ghee, sugar, and sometimes, dried fruits. The dish balances sweet and savory like no other and blends to create a culinary experience you can only find in Jaipur.


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4. Get your hands on the finest Chai around!

Chai is a must in any region of India, however, its centrality to areas like that of Jaipur is unmistakably something special. Tea lounges or cafes are the best locations to hit up for the local brew for about 80 to 100 Rupee - a bargain!

If you're on the move, food stalls and vendors are sure to have traditionally brewed Chai infinitely available for a little less than official tea houses. No matter where you find it, Chai in Jaipur is sure to blow your mind.

5. Entertainment in Diwan-i-Aam at Amer Fort

Experience one of the most popular forms of Indian dance, Kathak, at the Diwan-e-Aam, the 'Hall of Public Audience' located in Amer Fort. Pre- performance, you can walk around the historical grounds, looking at the red sandstone and marble Amer Palace or the majesty of Maota Lake, and post- performance you can experience the Sila Devi temple. While you're there, be sure to find the 'magic flower', a carving in the third courtyard of Amer. The image features butterflies and a flower that, when covered by your hands in different places, depicts different animals and objects, including an elephant, lion, con on the cob and a lotus.  The visual illusion of the carving is often a major attraction with tourists, but the Mughal and Rajput architecture of the palace and performance theatres is something you'll need to see before you leave.


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