Sunday, November 4, 2012

Quinoa and Black Beans

So I liked this but it tasted a lot like Rice and Black Beans with Cheese.  D said it was easy.  If we happen to have Quinoa (we had bought it for something else), I would make it.  Else I would stick with the Rice and Black Beans.

Quinoa and Black Beans

Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 50 Minutes
Cook Time: 35 Minutes
Servings: 10

"Whether you're trying quinoa for the first time or just trying a new recipe for quinoa, this mixture of quinoa, black beans, corn, and spices will make this dish a new favorite."

1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
3/4 cup uncooked quinoa
1 1/2 cups vegetable broth
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup frozen corn kernels
2 (15 ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro (didn't use)

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.

Nutrition Information
Calories: 153; Total Fat: 1.7g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 517mg; Total Carbs: 27.8g; Dietary Fiber: 7.8g; Protein: 7.7g


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