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Quinoa and Black Beans

Adapted from www.allrecipes.com

This easy-to-make recipe is a flavorful alternative to black beans and rice.

Ingredients
1 teaspoon Ellyndale Foods™ Extra Virgin Olive Oil*
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
3/4 cup uncooked NOW Real Food® Organic Quinoa Grain*
1 1/2 cups vegetable broth
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon 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
  1. Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Stir in the onion and garlic, and sauté until lightly browned.
  3. Mix quinoa into the saucepan and cover with vegetable broth.
  4. Season with cumin, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper.
  5. Bring the mixture to a boil.
  6. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes, Stir frozen corn into the saucepan, and continue to simmer about 5 minutes until heated through.
  7. Mix in the black beans and cilantro.

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