Quinoa and Black Beans

2,965 Reviews 143 Pics
  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    35 m
  • Ready In

    50 m
Recipe by  3LIONCUBS

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

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 10 servings

Directions

  1. Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat; cook and stir onion and garlic until lightly browned, about 10 minutes.
  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.
  3. Stir frozen corn into the saucepan, and continue to simmer until heated through, about 5 minutes; mix in the black beans and cilantro.

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WITZKEN
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WITZKEN

If I could give this six stars, I would. This satisfies ALL my requirements for a "great" recipe! Get a load of this, and I am not exaggerating: it's quick and easy, inexpensive, attractive to look at, delicious, and very very healthy. It travels AND refrigerates well and it can be eaten hot or cold. What else is there to say? I like to double the batch and bring it to work all week for lunch. Sometimes I add chopped red bell pepper to the onion and garlic saute, but that's mostly for added color and nutrition. It's also excellent just the way it is! Two thumbs up!

Jamie
804

Jamie

This recipe was great! I served it as a side dish, but it definitely has potential to be a main course. I used one can of black beans and chicken stock because I didn't have veggie stock on hand. Next time I'll add a drained can of tomatoes with green chiles. I let my quinoa soak while I did my prep work, a total of about 10 minutes, and the quinoa came out soft and mushy (like a wet couscous). I think you can skip the soaking part for a firmer, "al dente" quinoa and that should taste fine. I think soaking for an hour would have turned it completely into mush.

AmandaB
751

AmandaB

This one gets five stars. We had never tried quinoa, so we weren't sure what to expect. I followed another reviewer's tip to rinse the quinoa well before cooking, and there was no bitter taste. My changes: Added the liquid from a can of tomatoes to chicken broth to make 1-1/2 cups, added a can of Costco chicken breast, and diced a orange bell pepper I had on hand. We added grated cheddar and sour cream at the table. The seasonings were very nice, although next time (and there WILL be a next time) I will likely add a tiny bit more cayenne pepper. My husband really raved over this one, although he tends to be wary of new "health" foods. He was also please with how economical this recipe can be. This is a winner!

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (10 total)

  • Calories
  • 153 cal
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 1.7 g
  • 3%
  • Carbs
  • 27.8 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 7.7 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium
  • 517 mg
  • 21%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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