Dave has been hounding me to post about Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas for some time now. It is one of his very favorite main dishes. The first time we had this was with our friends the Sadlers. They made it for us when we came over for dinner one night when we were newly married. It is a keeper. I like it a lot, but I must say that men love this dish the most. In fact, I once had a friend tell me (after I took a meal to their family when they had a baby) that he would have another child to get to have this meal brought to his house again. I told him this was extreme, and that a new baby is not a prerequisite for me to make this meal.
That being said, I think it is a good main dish to take to friends who have a new baby (or other meal-bringing occasions). I usually make a batch of homemade salsa, and some yummy dessert and have a fiesta-on-the-go!
|Asher joined me on the “assembly line”|
Assemble enchiladas by smearing on some filling, a sprinkle of chicken and then rolling up. Place seam side-down in the baking dish.
This Red Rice is my favorite choice for savory rice to serve with Mexican food. I have tried many of the boxed rices labeled “Mexican Rice” or “Spanish Rice”, but am usually disappointed. This was in Everyday Food magazine a couple of years ago and has been a favorite ever since. It only requires a few ingredients and is a tasty addition to a meal.
Red Rice (from Everyday Foods)
2 tsp. vegetable oil
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 clove of garlic, minced
1 Tbsp tomato paste
1 cup long-grain white rice
1 3/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth
1/2 tsp. dried oregano
coarse salt and ground pepper
In medium saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic, stirring occasionally, until onion begins to brown around edges, 6 minutes. Add tomato paste and stir to combine. Add rice, broth (or water), oregano, salt and pepper (to taste). Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low, cover and cook until liquid is absorbed, 15 minutes. Remove pan from heat and let rice sit, covered, 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork and serve.
“So, Dave, are you happy? Two years later and I finally posted your requested dish?” I asked him today. He replied with, “YES! However, you might need some different photos, so we should make it again to get some better shots.”