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I’ve been slacking these last few months on my healthy eating, slipping a bit and I’m feeling it. So I decided it’s time to try a few new recipes.
I need food that tastes good and fortunately there are recipes out there that are healthy for you and are yummy too. I’ve been getting into quinoa lately and since I have a whole big bag of the stuff I thought I’d start there. I had a great quinoa salad recipe I did last year but do you think I could find it, nope so I found this one instead.
After I made it realized that not only is it gluten free I do believe it’s Vegan too. If I missed something though and it’s not feel free to correct me I’m no expert on this as I do eat meat however, I do like to eat vegetarian dishes at least 2-3x/week and this one is soooo good I don’t even miss the meat.
So without further ado here’s the recipe and some pictures 🙂
This is vegetable broth, quinoa & spices. In case you’re wondering what the black bits are, I had put in some green onions
- 1 teaspoon Olive oil
- 1 onion, chopped (optional – I did not use onion myself)
- 3 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
- 3/4 cup uncooked quinoa
- 1 1/2 cups vegetable broth
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- teaspoon of chili flakes or however spicy you like it or 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper (I used the flakes)
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 Cup of frozen corn
- 2 (15oz) Cans of Black Beans rinsed & drained (I used 1 can as it seemed like a lot depends on how much beans you want)
- 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
- Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the onion and garlic, and saute until lightly browned.
- 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 (make sure to check on it as mine was done in less than 20 minutes)
- Stir frozen corn into the saucepan, and continue to simmer about 5 minutes until heated through. Mix in the black beans and cilantro.
Here is the final product!
It tastes delicious warm and cold. If serving cold you can squeeze a bit of lime juice on it if you want, I liked that and found it refreshing. It’s very filling and a bit spicy which I love as I like spicy food.
What dishes do you like with quinoa in them? Feel free to share!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 5-8 as a side dish less as main dish
Based off a recipe from All Recipes.com