Quinoa and Black Beans


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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 210.4
  • Total Fat: 2.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 213.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 38.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 9.5 g
  • Protein: 11.1 g

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Number of Servings: 8


    1 tsp. canola oil
    1 onion chopped
    3 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
    3/4 cup uncooked quinoa (rinsed)
    2 tsp. better than bouillon chicken mixed with 1 1/2 cups water
    1 tsp. ground cumin
    1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
    salt and pepper to taste
    1 cup frozen corn kernels (optional)
    2 cans (15 oz.) black beans, rinsed and drained
    1/2 cup fresh chopped cilantro


Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the onion and garlic, and sauté about five minutes.

Rinse quinoa with cold water for a few minutes. (Use a fine sieve).

Mix quinoa into the saucepan and cover with 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 into saucepan, and continue to simmer about 5 minutes. Mix in the black beans and cilantro.

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user BUN3KIN.

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This was really good. Used tricolor quinoa, green pepper with the onions and added diced cherry tomatoes when I put in the beans. I also used Penzy's Adobo Seasoning instead of just Cumin. Served with kale salad and it was delicious! Didn't use the corn but would be good too! - 1/11/14

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Delicious. I didn't add the corn instead I added 2t garlic, 1/4 c fresh tomato and dice red onions to the black beans, cooking covered on low until the added veggies got tender. - 9/4/09

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  • This is a very tasty dish. I love the kick it has with the cayenne. I didn't have black beans so I used kidney beans and it was really good. - 5/14/13

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  • Added a splash of lime juice. - 9/26/12

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  • this was very tasty. I will make again. Thanks.
    - 9/18/12

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  • Deliciously good! - 7/11/12

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  • I had never had quinoa before today,I made this recipe and it is very good.I did exactly as stated,then placed a grilled salmon filet on top a bed of this and what a great meal?I love salt and this was just right for me.Thanks for a great one bun3kin. - 5/7/12

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  • loved this recipe, really great mistake I made it with barley on accident instead of quinoa, and it was amazing! Will be making again soon with the quinoa! Thanks! - 2/29/12

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  • good..yummy - 2/16/12

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  • This was my first time to try Quinoa. I loved this recipe. - 10/18/11

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  • Delicious. Love the cilantro and cumin flavour with the quinoa. Thanks! - 10/7/11

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  • This is an EXCELLENT recipe and a perfect addition to my weight loss nutrition regimen! I prepared it pretty much by the directions (except 1 cup/2 cups quinoa/water) and it was absolutely delicious. My roommate is an excellent cook and very particular about what she eats and even SHE loved it! Thx! - 4/19/11

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  • What is quinoa??? - 4/17/11

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  • Awesome! My husband took a small scoop at first. After he tried it, he put a huge heap on his plate. - 10/8/10

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  • I also added some garlic (I add it to almost everything) great recipe! - 4/17/10

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  • Pretty good but a little salty. I'm going to use less bouillon next time. We ate ours with some fresh salsa, and it overcame the saltiness a little. Other than that, pretty good! - 2/12/10

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  • What's the serving size? 1 cup? Thanks - 1/14/10

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  • Love it! I only used 1 can of black beans and added 1/2 cup of finely choped celery. It is delicious!! - 12/10/09

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  • This was my first time making quinoa, and I just loved it. Could eat this all day long!! Delicious and nutritious and filling. - 11/6/09

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  • Exactly what I was looking for! I have so many food allergys that it is hard to cook - this uses all foods I can eat! - 9/29/09

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  • Incredibly tasty. We garnished with fresh avocado for a natural creamy addition to the dish. - 9/27/09

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  • My first time cooking with quinoa, and what a find! I love the spicy flavor and how healthy! I actually served this as the main course with mixed veggies on the side. - 9/25/09

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  • I could live off of this stuff! I made it for lunch today, and it was so good, I'm serving the leftovers with dinner! Excellent! - 9/21/09

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