- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- 1 medium onion, finely chopped
- 1 medium sweet red pepper, finely chopped
- 1 celery rib, finely chopped
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 2 cups vegetable stock
- 1 cup frozen corn
- 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
- 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro, divided
- In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion, red pepper, celery and seasonings; cook and stir 5-7 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
- Stir in stock and corn; bring to a boil. Stir in quinoa. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 12-15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
- Add beans and 1/3 cup cilantro; heat through, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle with remaining cilantro. Yield: 4 servings.
Reviews for Black Bean & Corn Quinoa
"This was so good and BEAUTIFUL. It quite possibly be the most visually eye pleasing side ever! It was flavorful and my nine year old was a fan. We had it as a side for our ribs and chicken when we had friends over. For sure a keeper."
"This was fast and great recipe. My husband can't eat chili so I made without for him and with for me. I said it was a keeper."
"The quinoa is hard to get and pricey where I live. So I used a half cup of dry couscous and chicken stock instead of vegetable. It was great! Lots of flavor. I wonder if anyone has tried to freeze it and how were the results."
"The quinoa is pricey and harder to get where I live, so I used a half cup of dry couscous and chicken stock instead of vegetable. It was great - lots of flavor! I'm wondering if anyone has tried freezing it and how it was."
"My husband loved it...I thought it needed a bit more salt (I used an unsalted stock)."
"I didn't add the fresh cilantro and it was still a hit! Very tasty and healthy."
"This dish is delicious! I left out the cilantro and it was terrific even without it. If this is intended as as side dish, which is what I used it for, it makes about 6-8 servings. It goes well with meatloaf, fish and probably many other main dishes and it reheats well in the microwave. I know I will be making this often. This is my first attempt at using quinoa and after successfully trying it, I'll look for more quinoa recipes."