I was digging through my freezer for chorizo and I thought I found it. Lo and and behold, it was a long forgotten stick of chorizo- USE BY DATE of 2008. Ugh! I threw it out. It probably would have been fine but it was not worth the risk. So, I grabbed a few sausage sticks of andouille. Worked rather well- tasty and delicious with a little heat.
If you have some leftovers then this casserole will come together in a snap. First, a layer of brown rice mixed with enchilada sauce. I had a pretty big casserole dish so there is about five cups of rice there. You want it a little soupy because the rice will absorb some of the liquid from the sauce as it bakes.