Quinoa and Black Beans

Thursday, November 11, 2010

I know it has been a long time since anything was posted on here so I thought I would revive the blog.

My name is Jennifer and I am the one who did the little chicken sammiches. Here is another really easy recipe that turned out really yummy. My kids are now at the point in their lives where everything is yucky and they don't like it. Well they liked quinoa and black beans. I was surprised as heck that they asked for seconds. BOTH boys.

This recipe is very healthy and doesn't take hardly any time at all to put together. And it is awesome. It serves 8 (so it says but I had more than one serving all by myself and my kids did too) and it is only 210 calories per serving. Pretty good if you ask me.

1 tsp canola oil
1 onion chopped
3 cloves garlic chopped
3/4 cup uncooked quinoa (rinsed)
2 tsp Better Than Bouillon Chicken mixed with 1 1/2 cup water (this is some pretty flavorful broth mix, come to find out)
1 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (use however much you want. My son doesn't like spicy so I cut back a bit but you use what your family prefers)
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup frozen corn kernels (optional) (I used corn and boy was it delicious)
2 cans (15 oz) black beans, drained and rinsed (I went even healthier and got the less sodium kind)

Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the onion and garlic, and saute about five minutes.

Rinse quinoa with cold water for a few minutes.

Mix quinoa into the saucepan and cover with 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 into saucepan and continue to simmer about 5 more minutes. Mix in the black beans.

Top with cilantro (I did not) and enjoy.

Healthy, Easy, and Delicious.


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