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:

*Vegan

*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

Ingredients:

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

 

Directions:

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!

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