Are you on a sugar high from my posts earlier this week? Here's a delicious savory dish for you, brought to you from Jenna's Cooking Journey via the What's Cooking Swap, hosted by A Taste of Home Cooking.
The theme this time around was side dishes. Side dishes are often over-looked, especially in this household. I say that I spend a chunk of time one weekend day, planning meals for the week, but really, I'm planning the main dishes. Dinner time comes around, and five minutes before dinner is ready, I throw a bag of frozen veggies in the microwave to steam.
When I received my swap assignment, Mexican Rice Casserole, my first thought was "Taco night!" And after I read the recipe (especially the layer of melted cheese on top!), I decided taco night needed to happen sooner rather than later.
And what a treat it was. With all that melty, cheesy goodness, how could it not be? Jenna wondered if she picked up a can of diced tomatoes and spicy chiles, because her dish came out spicy, but I know my can of tomatoes and green chiles was labeled mild and ours had some spice, too — not that it was unwelcome! We love spicy! If you don't, cut back on the cumin and black pepper.
Check out the other side dishes from the swap by clicking on the photos below!