Hawaiian Haystacks, Mexican Style

Prelude: You may not know what Hawaiian Haystacks are, which is understandable, because it is sort of a strange dish: rice, gravy, and whatever you have in you pantry and/or fridge piled on top, usually including pineapple, coconut, vegetables, cheese, and etc.

Story: Today, Dillon wanted enchiladas for dinner. Chicken enchiladas, to be precise, made with cream of chicken soup and green chilies.  The problem was, I didn’t have tortillas.

So, I substituted rice for the missing tortillas.

The recipe:

  • Yellow rice
  • Cream of chicken soup
  • Chicken
  • Green chillies
  • Tomatoes
  • Cheese
  • Onions
  • Salsa
  • Sour Cream

Make yellow rice as directed. Make cream of chicken soup, but use only half of the liquid called for to make a more gravy-like consistency. Cut up chicken into small pieces and cook with season salt.

Put rice on plate. Cover with gravy, green chillies, tomatoes, chicken, cheese, and onions. Put salsa and sour cream on top to finish. Eat.

Note: The reason I am sharing this recipe is not because it is incredibly delicious (it’s all right), but because I wanted to show you what happens when you combine Hawaiian Haystacks with enchiladas and make a meal out of it.

Though Dillon says he did like it. He gave it a 3.2 out of 4, actually, which is pretty darn good. He never gives 4’s.


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