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Quinoa and Black Beans

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Very flavorful alternative to black beans and rice. Quinoa is a nutty grain from South America.

Quinoa and Black Beans
Yield: 5 servings

  • 1/2 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1-1/2 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
  • 1/4 cup and 2 tablespoons uncooked quinoa
  • 3/4 cup vegetable broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn kernels
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

  1. Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the onion and garlic, and saute until lightly browned.
  2. Mix quinoa into the saucepan and cover with vegetable broth. Season with cumin, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper. Bring the mixture to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes.
  3. Stir frozen corn into the saucepan, and continue to simmer about 5 minutes until heated through. Mix in the black beans and cilantro.