Quinoa and Black Beans

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 10
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 138.7
  • Total Fat: 1.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 525.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 26.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.9 g
  • Protein: 6.3 g

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Very flavorful alternative to black beans and rice. Quinoa is a nutty grain from South America. Very flavorful alternative to black beans and rice. Quinoa is a nutty grain from South America.
Number of Servings: 10


    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


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 frozen corn into the saucepan, and continue to simmer about 5 minutes until heated through. Mix in the black beans and cilantro.

Serving Size: Makes 10 servings

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  • Oh my gosh, this was delicious! I loved the flavor of the quinoa, loved all the seasonings. Those 10 servings, by the way are 1/2 cup servings. Since it was my main dish, I had a full cup or two servings. - 6/23/12

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  • Great recipe that even my junkfood junky husband loves! - 6/4/12

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