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 savvytocabear

Makes 10 servings



Very flavorful alternative to black beans and rice. Quinoa is a nutty grain from South America."

Recipe Ingredients for quinoa and black beans

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
1 salt and pepper to taste
30 ounce black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro

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

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 147.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
355
Calories from Fat
23
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
2.6g
4%
Saturated Fat
0.5g
2%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
123mg
5%
Potassium
1415mg
40%
Total Carbohydrates
63.5g
21%
Dietary Fiber
13.9g
56%
Sugars
2.4g
Protein
20.9g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 12% Iron 32%
* 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
95% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Very low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • Low in sodium
  • Low in sugar
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in manganese
  • High in magnesium
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in potassium
  • High in thiamin
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