Quinoa with Black Beans and Corn

Quinoa with Black Beans and Corn

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 3
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 692.9
  • Total Fat: 8.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 679.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 126.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 28.0 g
  • Protein: 31.8 g

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A great recipe to introduce yourself to quinoa. A great recipe to introduce yourself to quinoa.
Number of Servings: 3


    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
    1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    salt and pepper to taste
    1 (15 ounce) can corn kernels
    2 (15 ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
    1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
    1 teaspoon lime juice


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,
3. Stir corn and beans into the saucepan, and continue to simmer about 5 minutes until heated through. Mix in the cilantro and lime juice.
Serving Suggestions
Top with sour cream and serve as a main dish or side. Or fill the mixture inside a pita. Makes about three servings as a meal.

Number of Servings: 3

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user HOTOMALE.

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  • 7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I added diced tomatoes, added lemon juice instead of lime juice, as this is what I had on hand. This was most excellent. I loved it! I have been researching quinoa and how nutritious it is, and had been looking for a recipe to make with it. I will definitely share it with my friends. - 2/20/08

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This was fantastic. I reduces the beans and corn (which I cut fresh off two cobs because I had them) and added red belle pepper and recalulated ingredients to about 400 per serving for two servings. I forgot to add the lime juice, but will try that tomorrow for the second half. - 7/3/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I think cilantro tastes like nasty socks smell, so I refuse to include that, but the rest was good. I added a few drops of chipotle hot sauce - excellent! - 5/10/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I thought this was very tasty! I added chopped red pepper at the step where the corn and beans were added. I like to mix all together and refrigerate for a few hours before warming up to serve... seems to let the ingredients fuse into each other better. I will definitely make this again. - 4/30/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Is this really over 600 calories per serving and only 3 servings??? - 1/17/11

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