Quinoa and Black Beans

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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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Number of Servings: 10


    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)


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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