Sunday, January 29, 2012

New recipes

I am trying several new recipes this week that friends have passed my way. We made this one tonight and really enjoyed it. And more importantly, the kids liked it!

Black Beans and Quinoa

1 tsp vegetable oil
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
3/4 cup uncooked quinoa
1 1/2 cups vegetable broth
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
salt/pepper to taste
1 tsp ground cumin
1 cup frozen corn kernels
1 15 oz cans black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro

optional - avocado, red bell pepper or zucchini

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, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 20 minutes.

Stir frozen corn and black beans into the saucepan and continue to simmer for about 5 minutes until heated through.

Top with cilantro and chopped avocado.

*We added red bell pepper to ours tonight - sauteed it with the onions/garlic. Other people suggested adding zucchini as a change. Brent wanted some meat so we added sliced sausage as well. (its was good but not necessary!) Brent and I ate this as a one dish meal and I served the kids a piece of cheese quesadilla with theirs.

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