Meatless Monday: Quinoa & Black Beans (Repost)

Posted by on October 13, 2014

 

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Looking for a tasty and healthy alternative to fried rice and refried beans?
Try this tasty meatless dish!

If you can’t find quinoa you can always substitute for rice, but quinoa is very nutritious.
Optionally, top this meal with some fresh pico de gallo and/or avocado slices. YUMMO!

Ingredients:

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

Directions:

  1. Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the onion and garlic, and sauté until lightly browned.
  2. 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,
  3. Stir frozen corn into the saucepan, and continue to simmer about 5 minutes until heated through. Mix in the black beans and cilantro.

Recipe from allrecipes

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