Black Bean & Corn Quinoa
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
- 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.
Editor's NoteLook for quinoa in the cereal, rice or organic food aisle.
Nutrition Facts1-1/4 cups: 375 calories, 10g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 668mg sodium, 60g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 10g fiber), 13g protein.
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Apr 12, 2018
My vegetarian daughter loved it and I enjoyed it as well. She wants me to put more chili powder in it next time which I will. I added steamed broccoli on top of the servings for vegetables.
Apr 5, 2018
This was super easy to make and had a great taste.I used olive oil instead. I used green pepper instead of celery, and i added 3 small cloves of garlic. I also used chicken stock.
Apr 5, 2018
Delicious hot! And the cold leftovers were delicious as well.
Jan 9, 2018
7 points per serving on Weight Watchers , very good and easy to make
Apr 13, 2017
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.
Mar 19, 2017
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.
Jan 28, 2017
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.
Jan 9, 2017
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.
Jan 9, 2017
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.
Jun 27, 2016
I love this recipe for a tasty way to serve quinoa as a side. I also will stir in leftover chicken or a can of chunk chicken to make a satisfying lunch to take to work. Thanks for this easy and satisfying recipe!