Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Black Bean and Sweet Corn Quinoa

Can you even say quinoa?! Have you heard of it? I hadn't till about six months ago and I am glad we tried this! It was fresh and yummy and healthy. I also used the leftovers on a mixed green salad with a little mozzarella cheese on top. It was nice to have warm with the cold. Enjoy!

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 cup uncooked quinoa
1 1/2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 cup frozen sweet white corn
1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped

In a medium pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. When shimmering and hot, add the onions and saute for 4-5 minutes, stirring often. Add the garlic and stir for a minute or two until the garlic is fragrant, being careful not to burn the garlic.

Add the quinoa and cover with broth. Stir in cumin, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper. Bring the mixture to a boil. Cover, reduce heat and let simmer for 20 minutes (or until the liquid is absorbed).

Stir in the frozen corn and black beans. Cover and let the pot sit off the heat until the corn and beans are heated through, about 5-6 minutes. Stir in cilantro. Serve warm or chilled – it is delicious both ways!


Lindsay said...

That looks amazing! I love the variety you have in there! SO happy to try out the recipe! Thanks for sharing this!

Mindy said...

I'm glad you liked this quinoa recipe! It is one of my favorites. Mindy (one of the sisters from The Sisters Cafe)


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