Quinoa And Black Beans Recipe

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Quinoa and Black beans

Ashli Ray


If you are wondering how to prepare this ancient grain, this will take away the mystery. I tried this recipe for the first time last week and loved it. I recommemd that you serve this with a dollop of sour cream for a little added creaminess.
I got this recipe from allrecipes and made some of my own adjustments. I don't care for cilantro so I used Parsley and added the sour cream.

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15 Min


35 Min


1 tsp
vegetable oil
onion, chopped
cloves of garlic, peeled and chopped
3/4 c
uncooked quinoa
1 1/2 c
vegetable broth
1 tsp
ground cumin
1/4 tsp
cayenne pepper
salt and pepper to taste
1 c
frozen corn kernals
15 oz cans of black beans, rinsed
1/2 c
chopped fresh cilantro

Directions Step-By-Step

Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. stir in the onion and garlic, saute until lightly browned.
Mix quinoa 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.
Stir frozen corn into the saucepan, and continue to simmer about 5 minutes until heated through. Mix in the black beans and cilantro.
Cooks note: Serve with a dollop of sour cream. Also, I recommend using Bob's red mill brand quinoa because it is already rinsed and does not have any bitter flavor. Also, the quinoa will look be clear and tender when done.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Side Dishes
Other Tag: Healthy