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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 10
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 158.0
  • Total Fat: 2.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 143.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 28.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.1 g
  • Protein: 6.8 g

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Quinoa and Black Beans

Submitted by: KDSTAP


Number of Servings: 10

Ingredients

    1 teaspoon vegetable oil
    1 bunch scallions, chopped
    3 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
    3/4 cup uncooked quinoa
    1 1/2 cups vegetable broth
    1 teaspoon ground cumin
    1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    salt and pepper to taste
    1 cup frozen corn kernels
    2 cups canned black beans, rinsed and drained
    1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro (optional)

Directions

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

Number of Servings: 10

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user KDSTAP.






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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Delicious and healthy! I used it as a main dish, served with a green salad. Definitely filling. I also added a can of Rotel tomatoes with green chiles and some frozen pepper strips. Was out of broth so I used water with a little salt. Will definitely make this again! Tastes great leftover too! - 1/13/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This recipe is also in Allrecipes; based on comments on that site: add 1 can of tomatoes, vegetables (zucchini worked great), chili powder. I added lemon at the end. - 5/2/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was excellent!! I was out of a few ingreds but still delish! Subbed kidney beans for the black beans, onion for the scallions & beef broth for veg broth because that's what I had on hand!! Definitely a keeper!!! - 3/2/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is one of our family's favorites! I reduce the cayenne by at least half, because it's pretty spicy. We have used yellow onion instead of scallions, when we don't have scallions on hand. It's just as good! It's great with sour cream on the side. - 11/21/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is sooooo delicious! I used a white onion instead of scallion because im not a hyge fan if them. I also substituted chicken broth for the veggie broth. I recommend adding a little bit of low fat cheese and top it off with some salsa and a little low fat sour cream. Favorite!! - 11/15/10

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  • Pretty good. Was able to put it together with what I had in my cupboard/refrigerator, so had to size it down just a little. Tasty, but spicy. - 9/17/11

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  • This is a wonderful side dish, love it! - 8/13/11

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  • I made this dish today. It's excellent! I'm a bit confused re portion size. I would love to hear from KDSTAP. Please tell me how big these 10 portions are.....1/4 cup, 1/2 cup??? I tend to agree with JENZNITZWINIT's post on 11/5/10 that the portion size is not correct. Please clarify. Thanks! - 8/3/11

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  • This recipe worked really well with a baked snapper fillet topped with a spicy tomato salsa. I did substitute a shallot for the chives. - 4/25/11

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  • I loved this. We made a variation of it, using red (Aztec?) quinoa, and made our own 'broth' with water and extra veggie juice from just sauteeing the garlic and onions. We served it on a bed of fresh baby spinach. I added a little Tapatio hot sauce too. It was a very delicious filling meal. - 4/13/11

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  • So yummy!! I used 1 can kidney beans and 1 can black beans..fabulous! - 3/10/11

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  • loved this one.... thanks - 2/9/11

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  • AWESOME!! added turkey sausage to make a meal. sooooo good!!! thanks - 1/19/11

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  • Made this last night as a side dish with salmon and it was wonderful, I added a can of diced tomatoes and tonight we will have the leftovers as the main dish and I'll throw in some cooked shrimp! Hmm, can't wait for dinner! Thanks for the great recipe. - 1/19/11

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  • THIS IS AMAZING!!!! I am crazy about Quinoa and this is an awesome recipe! I used chicken broth instead of vegetable broth and did not have any scallions and it still ROCKED!!! Next time I will cut down the cayenne pepper, I have little mouths to feed. GREAT JOB ON THIS ONE!! Luch is ready for tmrw! - 1/17/11

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  • Cooked this up last night and just now ate it for lunch- I got 4- 1 cup servings out of it. It is something I will defnitely make again as a grab and go lunch- I ate it at room temp (no heating) and it was delicious. It would also work great as a side to a meatier dish. - 1/5/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    How could this possibly be 10 servings? I think something is wrong with the calculations. - 11/15/10

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  • Very good, I made it ahead of time so I could just warm it up after work. - 9/12/10

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  • I have made this twice, and both times it has been a big hit. Even my non-vegetarian family members agree that it is delicious. I haven't had scallions, so I've substituted chopped onion (which I add with the garlic). I serve it with mango-peach salsa and chopped avocado. Delicious! - 9/9/10

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  • good healthy alternative to my fav black bean and rice... Even the hubby really liked it! :) - 6/2/10

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  • Very Good. I sauteed sweet onion, bell pepper and celery, and added a can of stewed tomatoes and added this to the rest of the ingredients. My husband, who sometimes hesitates to eat new foods, like quinoa, like it a lot. Will definately make this again. - 5/18/10

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  • Really good. Made it last night and will have it all week for lunch. Would also be good adding chicken or side salad. - 1/26/10

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  • I think I would rate it higher except that for me 1/2 tsp of cayenne pepper was too much. or at least I think that was the problem. I added a small 10 oz can of rotel also which I don't think would add that much heat. Otherwise, very good... goes nice with small dollop of light sour cream! - 1/19/10

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  • I really enjoyed this recipe - added some salsa on the side for a little extra flavor! - 1/14/10

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  • So I made this recipe last night with slight variations - chicken broth instead of veg broth - added 1/2 yellow onion to the quinoa while it was cooking - added sliced roasted red peppers rather then corn - this was very yummy even my hubby liked it :) - 1/12/10

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