Quinoa and Black Beans

Whether you're trying quinoa for the first time or just trying a new recipe for quinoa, this mixture of quinoa, black beans, corn, and spices will make this dish a new favorite.

Quinoa and Black Beans

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  • 1

    teaspoon vegetable oil

  • 1

    onion, chopped

  • 3

    cloves garlic, chopped

  • ¾

    cup quinoa

  • cups vegetable broth

  • 1

    teaspoon ground cumin

  • ¼

    teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1

    cup frozen corn kernels

  • 2

    (15 ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained

  • ½

    cup chopped fresh cilantro


Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat, cook and stir onion and garlic until lightly browned, about 10 minutes. Mix quinoa into onion mixture and cover with vegetable broth, season with cumin, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper. Bring the mixture to a boil. Cover, reduce heat and simmer until quinoa is tender and broth is absorbed, about 20 minutes. Stir frozen corn into the saucepan, and continue to simmer until heated through about 5 minutes, mix in the black beans and cilantro.


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