- 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 is good, but was strangely blah and unappealing to the eye, I think because the veggies kind of stewed as the quinoa cooked. I added some garlic salt and some cumin for more flavor, and some diced raw green pepper for color and crunch. I'll probably make this again, but I'll cook the veggies and the quinoa separately, and or reserve some of the veggies to add in raw. It needs texture, for sure."
"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."