Quinoa and Black Beans


Here is the total time it takes to successfully make Quinoa and Black Beans:

Time to Prepare: 15 mins
Time to Cook: 35 mins
Number of Servings: 10



1 teaspoon vegetable oil

1 onion, chopped

3 cloves garlic, chopped

3/4 cup quinoa

1 1/2 cups vegetable broth

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

salt and ground black pepper to taste

1 cup frozen corn kernels

2 (15 ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained

1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro



  1. Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat; cook and stir onion and garlic until lightly browned, about 10 minutes.
  2. 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.
  3. Stir frozen corn into the saucepan, and continue to simmer until heated through, about 5 minutes; mix in the black beans and cilantro.



Calories – 153 kcal (8%)

Carbohydrates – 27.8 g (9%)

Cholesterol – 0 mg (0%)

Fat – 1.7 g (3%)

Fiber – 7.8 g (31%)

Protein – 7.7 g (15%)

Sodium – 517 mg (21%)

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Note: “Very flavorful alternative to black beans and rice. Quinoa is a nutty grain from South America.”

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