Quinoa and Black Beans Recipe

Looking for an easy Quinoa and Black Beans recipe? Learn how to make Quinoa and Black Beans using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by mel_will

Makes 10 servings



I love the texture of quinoa and this recipe from AllRecipes.com is the perfect showcase of that texture.

Recipe Ingredients for Quinoa and Black Beans

1 teaspoon olive 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
1 cup frozen corn kernels
15 ounces canned black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped

Recipe Directions for Quinoa and Black Beans

  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.

Categories

Beans, Main Dish, Mexican, Saute, Simmer, Vegetarian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 121.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
222
Calories from Fat
20
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
2.2g
3%
Saturated Fat
0.4g
2%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
119mg
5%
Potassium
800mg
23%
Total Carbohydrates
39.5g
13%
Dietary Fiber
8.0g
32%
Sugars
2.0g
Protein
12.4g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 3%
Calcium 7% Iron 17%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • Low in sodium
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in manganese
  • High in magnesium
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in potassium
  • High in thiamin
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