Gary needed a “Mexican” dish for a potluck lunch at work today. I have been waiting for the right opportunity to make this rice dish – Corrales Casserole – that looked incredible when I read it on “Batali, Dior, and Dewey Walk into a Bar,” a mom-blog that I peruse. Yes, I know, I am not a mom. And babies are only cute as long as I can give them back to the parents when I am done with them. But Lilly makes some really good looking food, so I follow her to see what she is eating.
Then there is my first winter cold of the season. Uggh! I had this little cough for the previous three days. It seemed like a tickle in my throat, so I was not concerned. Yesterday that tickle turned into a much lower voice, a massive headache, runny eyes, etc. Today, I am sneezing like no tomorrow. I still have a massive headache, and I am now officially a mouth breather. No, I cannot be sick. It is too busy. I am telling you this because this will be a very short post. I need to get horizontal and take some Nyquil. So here you go.
This recipe of Lilly’s is a family recipe and is a side dish to go with a Mexican or Tex-Mex dinner. Lilly lives in Texas where I have to assume that everyone has a huge file of Tex-Mex recipes. This was my first time making it, and it totally rocks and was a huge hit at the potluck today.
Lilly and I are doing a little cross promotion. I am posting this casserole but getting the recipe; you will need to go to her blog. Later she is doing a post and will link to my blog for her readers to check SC2RW out.
I followed her recipe as best as I could, but I did have to wing it at the store. I suck at making rice. It is just the way it is. I also always keep Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice in my pantry. So I pulled out six bags of this precooked rice (three white and three whole grain brown – because that is what I had) to use in this recipe. It worked really well because it does not stick together.
Because the bags were each slightly over a cup, I fudged the quantities of all other ingredients. So follow Lilly’s recipe. It will be flawless. Oh, one more thing. I could not find 8 oz cans of green chilies. So I bought 4-4 oz cans – 2 – mild and 2- medium as I did not want it too spicy for a potluck. Oh, and I use a whole lot more cheese on the top!
Download Recipe on BD&D Walk into a Bar
That is all for today… and good night!