Quinoa and Black Beans


  • 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. 
Original recipe: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/49552/quinoa-and-black-beans/