Caribbean Quinoa and bean Bowl

Caribbean Quinoa and beans Bowl – A lightened-up, Nutritious Caribbean Quinoa and beans that will keep you satisfied. – So healthy, Tasty and full of flavor.

Course Sides
Cuisine Caribbean
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 285 kcal
Author Immaculate Bites


  • 2-4 Tablespoons Canola or cooking oil
  • 2- garlic clove minced
  • ½ medium onion diced
  • 2 small bay leaves
  • 1 sprig fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 1 cup lite coconut milk
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth or water
  • 15.5 oz. can red kidney beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 whole scotch bonnet pepper or cayenne pepper 1/4 teaspoons or more
  • 1 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon (optional
  • Salt and fresh ground pepper to taste


  1. Wash Quinoa and drain water from it.
  2. Heat a sauce pan with oil. Then add onions, garlic, paprika, thyme, bay leaves and hot pepper, sauté for about a minute.
  3. Stir in quinoa to the pan , continue stirring for about a minute or 2,
  4. Next add beans , coconut milk, salt, bouillon pepper (if using any )with water .
  5. Bring to a boil reduce heat, and simmer until quinoa is cooked, about 20 minutes or more.
  6. Adjust for salt and pepper. Discard bay leaves Serve warm