Roasted Veggie Quinoa Casserole
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Recipe type: Entree
Serves: eight servings
 
dairy, egg, soy and gluten free, vegan
Ingredients
  • 1 cup (175g) quinoa, any color
  • 1 cup (250mL) filtered water
  • 1 (1.5–2 pound [680–900g]) butternut or other fall squash
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and cut into ½-inch dice
  • 3 stalks celery, cut into ½-inch dice
  • ½ cup chopped kale, stems included
  • ½ cup cooked no-salt-added or low-sodium black beans, drained (optional)
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup (60mL) organic extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons no-salt-added medium–hot curry powder
  • 1½ cups (375mL) low-sodium vegetable stock
Instructions
  1. Put the quinoa and filtered water in a glass bowl and set aside to soak while you are prepping the vegetables.
  2. Peel the squash, cut it in half, remove the seeds and strings, and cut into a ½-inch dice. Add to a large mixing bowl, along with the carrots, celery, kale, black beans, if using, and garlic.
  3. Drizzle the oil over the vegetables and toss. Sprinkle with the curry powder and toss until evenly coated. Set aside.
  4. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Spray or oil a large lidded casserole dish. If you don’t have a lid, cut a piece of aluminum foil to cover. Set aside.
  5. Drain and rinse the quinoa.
  6. Add the drained quinoa and stock to the casserole dish. Gently agitate the dish to distribute the quinoa evenly, while keeping it submerged in the liquid.
  7. Carefully add the vegetables evenly on top, spreading with a spatula and keeping as much of the quinoa in contact with the liquid as possible.
  8. Bake, covered or wrapped tightly in foil, for 35 to 45 minutes, or just until the vegetables are fork-tender.
  9. Remove from the oven, uncover, and let rest for a few minutes before serving.
  10. Cooks’ Note: You must use a casserole dish with a lid, or cover your dish tightly with foil, or the quinoa will dry out and not cook properly. Choose pre-prepped or frozen butternut squash to shorten prep time. You can prep all the vegetables a day ahead. It’s important to cut them uniformly; the small dice allows them to cook through.
Nutrition Information
Fat: 9g Saturated fat: 1g Carbohydrates: 36g Sodium: 202mg Fiber: 6g Protein: 6g
Recipe by spabettie at https://www.spabettie.com/roasted-veggie-quinoa-casserole/