After my parents left, Kyle and I spent the day catching up on errands around the apartment. It was raining so we kept busy indoors with football…and cooking.
I can’t believe this dish turned out to be such a hit. It was truly the most random thing ever, but it ended up really wowing my husband. It wasn’t vegan, but it could easily be made so. I guess that makes it blog-worthy…
Because I threw it together using what I had on hand, you probably already have the ingredients too. Tomatoes, onions, rice…they’re basics.
- 1/2 onion
- 2 medium tomatoes
- 1 cup corn (or 1/2 can)
- 1/2 cup sour cream *
- 1 cup green enchilada sauce
- 1 1/2 cup cooked white rice
- 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese *
*To make vegan, replace sour cream with a mix of 1/4 cup non-dairy milk + 1/4 cup mozzarella Daiya “cheese” and replace the cheese topping with vegan cheese as well
In a 9×9 square casserole dish combine chopped onions, tomatoes, and corn. Then add in the sour cream and the green enchilada sauce.
Then add in the rice and stir it all up.
Once it’s adequately mixed, pack it down into the dish.
See how tight?
Then sprinkle the mozzarella on top.
Bake on 350 for 35 minutes. I cranked it up to broil for the last 2 muntes to brown the top of the cheese a little.
It smelled delish and Kyle could hardly wait to dig in…
I had my own vegan lasagna leftovers to dig into, so this baby was all his.
He had several servings…
Clearly he hated it.
For dessert, I had the rest of my vegan peanut butter fudge from Whole Foods.
And Kyle said to hell with tradition and cut himself a big slice of wedding cake.
We both agreed that waiting until our first anniversary to enjoy the top tier of our wedding cake was ridiculous for several reasons: (a) it may be nasty by then, (b) we don’t have enough storage room in our freezer, and (c) it’s yummy. Why wait?!?
Also, he was only able to try one bite on our wedding day (we were so busy!). So I’m glad we ignored the anniversary rule. Something tells me waiting until next August would have led to a different reaction…
How do you feel about eating year old cake?