Thai Quinoa Casserole– Gluten and Dairy Free

I promised it yesterday as part of my Trader Joe’s Shopping List for $100/week, and here it is!

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This recipe is a creation of a few separate recipes we’ve used before, fused into one. It’s AH-MAY-ZING. You will love it, I promise! This is our 2nd time making it, and we couldn’t love it any more than we do.

This dish has so many things to offer, including being:


*Gluten-Free (duh, but just thought I’d reiterate it!)

*CHEAP!! Depending on what you already have on hand, it will cost around $5 for 4 people

*Full of protein!

*Under 300 calories per serving


1.5 cups of quinoa

2 red bell peppers

3 small jalapeno peppers

2 minced cloves of garlic

1 15 oz. can of black beans

1 15. oz can of coconut milk

1 cup of raisins

2 tbsp of coconut oil

1/2 tsp of salt

1 1/2 tsp of curry powder

dash of cayenne powder

dash of chili powder

1 cup of chopped cilantro

1/2 cup of chopped green onions



1. Preheat oven to 350 F.

2. Rinse the quinoa thoroughly and boil for 7-10 minutes.

3. In a large skillet (cast iron, preferably), cook the garlic in the coconut oil on medium heat. After a minute, add the red bell and jalapeno peppers, cayenne, curry powder and chili powder. Cook for 6 minutes.

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4. Add the sauteed mixture to the quinoa in a separate mixing bowl.

5. Stir in the black beans, cilantro, raisins, coconut milk and salt.

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6. Transfer the mixture to an 8×11 dish and cook for 30-40 minutes.

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When it comes out of the oven, it will be ready to go!! Top with more garnishes if you prefer!

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So YUMM. Now, you know what to do. Make this tonight and thank me later!

17 thoughts on “Thai Quinoa Casserole– Gluten and Dairy Free

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  2. Dude. I found this on Pinterest a few weeks ago and made it last night — my boyfriend and I couldn’t believe how delicious it was! We subbed basil for the cilantro since our plant needed harvesting. We weren’t sure what to do with the green onions, so we threw them in at the black beans/coconut milk stage. Is that what you did, or did they serve as the optional garnish you mentioned? ANYWAY, this is going on a recipe card in our box – thank you!

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  4. hey! You mention to cook the quinoa for 7-10 minutes. Is the quinoa supposed to be fully cooked? when i make quinoa it usually takes quite a bit longer then that so i wanted to double check. This looks delicious! cannot wait to try it! Thanks for the recipe!

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