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Monday, December 04, 2006

Hot, hot, hot!

I was in bed all weekend with the crud that's going around, and a friend brought me two things: A wonderful drink concoction and a rice dish to die for.

The drink had tomato juice, some vodka and horseradish in it, along with some other stuff. Apparently it's a secret, and he won't tell me the rest. This recipe seems to come close.

The rice dish was phenominal. After all, not only did it taste wonderful, but it helped clear out my sinuses. Not usually a prerequisite for my food, but in this case... And I DID get the recipe for this one.

Tex-Mex Rice Bake

4 cups cooked brown rice
1 1/2 cups shredded jalapeno cheddar cheese
1 4-oz. can chopped green chiles
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup sliced scallions
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. white pepper

Heat over to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, combine rice, 1 cup cheese, chiles, sour cream, scallions, salt and pepper; stir until blended. Coat an 8x8-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Spoon rice mixture into dish; top with remaining cheese. Cover with nonstick foil and bake 15 minutes; remove foil and bake 15 more minutes or until bubbly.

Yum! Goes perfectly with a tomato juice/vodka/horseradish drink!


at 3:57 PM Blogger sandye said...


don't know whether we had the same thing, but mine involved stomach ache, nausea (but no vomiting), lower abdomen soreness, and no appetite, all lasting almost 4 days.

i mainly tried bedrest, but sleep was hard to come by. my favorite cure for bad colds, though, is chinese hot and sour soup!

at 10:40 AM Anonymous TC said...

I believe the rest of the free world would refer to that drink as a BLOODY MARY.

at 10:15 AM Blogger stephanie said...

A Bloody Mary has horseradish in it? I had no idea; I'm not a big fan of tomato juice!! Ya learn something new every day.

Honestly, I don't care what it's called, as long as it quiets my sniffles!

at 2:13 PM Anonymous TC said...

A Bloody Mary can have many many things in it....whatever you want. I think the base is just tomato juice and vodka, from that point it is whatever you like in it. I have seen some crazy stuff (horseradish, wasabi, soy sauce, A1, dark beer, etc.)

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