Quinoa and Black beans

Quinoa And Black Beans Recipe

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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
  • 1
    onion, chopped
  • 3
    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
  • 2
    15 oz cans of black beans, rinsed
  • 1/2 c
    chopped fresh cilantro

How to Make Quinoa and Black beans


  1. Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. stir in the onion and garlic, saute until lightly browned.
  2. 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.
  3. Stir frozen corn into the saucepan, and continue to simmer about 5 minutes until heated through. Mix in the black beans and cilantro.
  4. 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.

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About Quinoa and Black beans

Course/Dish: Other Side Dishes
Other Tag: Healthy

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