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Easy Mexican Quinoa Individual Mini Casseroles (Oven & Microwave)

Course: Casserole, Easy
Cuisine: Canadian
Keyword: Gluten Free Meatless
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 1
Author: Gloria | Homemade & Yummy
Easy Mexican Quinoa Individual Mini Casseroles make a great dinner any night of the week. Mix everything up in the individual mugs, bake or microwave. Meatless & gluten-free too.
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Ingredients

For each Individual Casserole:

  • 1/3 cup quinoa rinsed
  • 2/3 cups water
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn kernels ***use 1/3 cup for microwave cooking***
  • 1/2 cup black beans *** use 1/3 cup for microwave cooking*** rinsed
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Grated cheese of your choice for garnish
  • Sliced fresh jalapeños for garnish

Instructions

Oven Method:

  • Preheat oven to 375º F.
  • Spray the inside of your Meal Mug with cooking spray.
  • Place the rinsed quinoa into the Meal Mug.
  • Add the water, salsa, seasonings, beans and corn.
  • Mix, and cover with foil.
  • Bake in oven for 35-40 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and let rest for 5 minutes (leave the foil on).
  • Remove foil, and give it a mix.
  • Garnish with your favourite toppings.
  • ENJOY!!

Microwave Method:

  • Place rinsed quinoa in Meal Mug.
  • Add water, salsa, seasonings, corn and beans NOTE: I have reduced the amount of corn/beans slightly to avoid spill over during cooking.
  • Stir, and place on the Meal Mug vented lid, with the vent OPEN.
  • Cook on HIGH for 3 minutes NOTE: My microwave is 1000 watts, so you may need to adjust your settings.
  • Remove from microwave, remove lid, stir, replace lid.
  • Cook on 80% setting for 2 minutes.
  • Remove from microwave, remove lid, stir, replace lid.
  • Cook on 80% for 3 minutes (watch for spill over at this point).
  • Remove from microwave, close the vent and let rest for 5-6 minutes (liquid needs time to absorb).
  • Remove lid and mix.
  • Garnish with your favourite toppings.
  • ENJOY!!

Notes

These casseroles can be made in advance and reheated when you are ready to eat.
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