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Arroz Con Dulce – A Sweet, Sticky, Coconut Rice Treat from Puerto Rico

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Puerto Rico, The All-Star Island for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

It is getting warmer here in the Midwest, summer is coming, and I have been dreaming of a vacation somewhere with a beach…specifically I’ve been DREAMING OF PUERTO RICO!
I’ve been watching some amazing videos about Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico Tourism recently partnered with popular Trip Advisor to transform real traveler 5-star reviews into stunning short films. These short films are narrated by Puerto Rican stars, and has helped me realize that Puerto Rico is filled with world-class attractions that will turn any trip into a 5-star vacation story! I want to go!
Just watch the above video to see the beautiful El Yunque National Forest.  I sat and stared wide-eyed at that waterfall.  This is the only rainforest under US national park service.
A few other reasons I’m dreaming of Puerto Rico & what I would do there:
~Flamenco Beach in Culebra, cited as one of the best beaches in the world.
~I want to glow like and angel in the water in the Bioluminescent bays.  
~I’d visit San Juan and enjoy its old world charm.
~The foodie in me would love to explore some of Puerto Rico’s delicacies.
Speaking of Puerto Rican food, I thought it would be fun to experience some authentic Puerto Rican food. I’m hoping that giving my family a taste of what we would eat there will get us all dreaming.  A bit manipulative, yes, but a great way to introduce my family to the place I want to go and get us all on the same page. {wink}
I explored the internet and found this recipe for Arroz Con Dulce from the Noshery.  It is “basically translates to rice candy. It is a sticky, coconut sweet rice treat with cinnamon and raisins tossed in. It is delicious, sweet and sticky.”  It is the perfect recipe to lure my family into falling in love with the flavors of Puerto Rico.  
Puerto Rico is also knows for their Rum.  Of course I had to find a fun Puerto Rican rum drink recipe, and I found a Mojito drink that is light, refreshing and full of mint flavor.  I’m gonna sip and dream of being at the beach in Puerto Rico. 

Mojito Diego
2 ounces Puerto Rican rum
Mint leaves
Splash of simple syrup
2 small lime wedges.
club soda
Muddle mint, simple syrup and lime wedges in a tall pint glass. Add rum. Add ice. Fill glass with club soda. Shake once to mix. 
One last HUGE reason that I would choose to visit Puerto Rico over any other tropical place is that there is no need for Passports or foreign money!  We would just hop on a plane and go. I think this reason alone would get my very practical and efficient husband on board…hopefully on board that plane!  
If this sounds good to you and you would like to Live your own 5-star vacation story in Puerto Rico make sure you check out and share with me via comments section why you would want to go there!

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