Another use for Quinoa! I love it and this is really pretty healthy. It can be used as a salad or a side dish, served warm or cold.
1 tsp vegetable or olive oil
1 onion, chopped (purple onion adds color)
3 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
3/4 cup uncooked quinoa
1 1/2 cups vegetable broth (can use chicken broth)
1 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup frozen corn kernels
2 (15 ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
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.
Stir frozen corn into the saucepan, and continue to simmer about 5 minutes until heated through. Mix in the black beans and cilantro.
You can add other ingredients such as green chilies, bell pepper, chopped chicken and garnish if you choose with avocado and sour cream.
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