Light and healthy quinoa is topped with sausage, red bean and oven baked Cajun shrimp!
1 cup quinoa
2 cups chicken broth
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 cup diced onions
1/4 cup diced green pepper
2 cloves garlic
4 andouille sausage links, sliced
1 14 oz can kidney beans
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon thyme
1/4 teaspoon red pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1 lb peeled or unpeeled Kroger Easy for You Shrimp, with Cajun seasoning.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Prepare shrimp package and bake for 10 minutes.
While oven is heating, prepare quinoa according to package directions.
In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat.add onions and peppers, Cook until peppers are soft and onions are translucent. Add garlic and cook an additional minute. Add sausage to the same skillet and heat sausage until browned, about 6-7 minutes. Stir in kidney beans and season with salt, paprika thyme, red pepper and oregano.
To serve; divide quinoa among your bowls. Top with sausage and bean mixture and with shrimp
*I used shrimp with the shell on; I think the shell really traps in the flavor. I peeled my shrimp just before serving. This recipe can be can be made with peeled and deveined shrimp as well.