Quinoa and Black Beans

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

Prep:15 mins Cook:35 mins

Servings: 10

Quinoa and Black Beans

1 teaspoon vegetable oil

1 onion, chopped

3 cloves garlic, chopped

cup quinoa

1  cups vegetable broth

1 teaspoon ground cumin

teaspoon cayenne pepper

salt and ground black pepper to taste

1 cup frozen corn kernels

2 (15 ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained

cup chopped fresh cilantro

Directions

Step 1

Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat; cook and stir onion and garlic until lightly browned, about 10 minutes.

Step 2

Mix quinoa into onion mixture and cover with vegetable broth; season with cumin, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper. Bring the mixture to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer until quinoa is tender and broth is absorbed, about 20 minutes.

Step 3

Stir frozen corn into the saucepan, and continue to simmer until heated through, about 5 minutes; mix in the black beans and cilantro.

 

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 153 calories; protein 7.7g; carbohydrates 27.8g; fat 1.7g; sodium 516.9mg.