Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Quinoa with Black Beans and Corn

This recipe came from All Recipes. It is very light yet filling, bursting with flavour yet healthy. YUM!
I used dried Black Turtle Beans that had been soaked for 24 hours then boiled for 45 mins then simmered for 15mins.
This is great as a side, main or lunch type salad.

Quinoa with Black Beans and Corn


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 (or tinned)
2 (15 ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained (or fresh)
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro


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

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