Saturday, January 29, 2011

Black Bean Quinoa Recipe (vegan)

This can be served warm or cold!

1 teaspoon vegetable/olive/coconut oil (whichever you use in your home)
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
1 cup uncooked quinoa
1 1/2 cups vegetable broth
1 teaspoon ground cumin (I love cumin so I use a touch more :)
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup frozen or fresh corn kernels
2 (15 ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the onion and garlic, and saute 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 (or a bit longer.. until all liquid is gone :) 
  3. Stir frozen corn into the saucepan, and continue to simmer about 5 minutes until heated through. Mix in the black beans and cilantro.

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