Friday, February 17, 2012

Quinoa and Black Beans

Lately this is one of our favorite dinners! You can find the original recipe here but I altered it a bit since we have so many food allergies. Here is how I make it:

1 teaspoon olive oil
3 cloves of garlic, minced
3/4 cups uncooked quinoa
1 1/2 cups chicken broth (I make my own when I boil chicken and then freeze it for when I need it since we are allergic to some of the spices and vegetables in store bought broths)
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Salt and pepper to taste
1 can corn (15 oz.)
2 cans black beans (15 oz. each), rinsed and drained
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Heat olive oil in medium sauce pan over medium heat, stir in garlic and saute until lightly browned.
Mix Quinoa into sauce pan and cover with chicken broth. Add cumin, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper. Bring to boil, cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 20 minutes.
Stir in corn and beans, then mix in fresh cilantro.

Super easy and so yummy!
My husband likes to put sour cream and shredded cheese on top but it's just as yummy with out it!
Have a great weekend!
♥ Anna Kristine

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