Monday, July 23, 2012

Quinoa and Black Beans Recipe

Quinoa and Black Beans
1 cup Quinoa (keen-wah)
2 cups chicken broth
1 tsp. Salt and  1/2 tsp. pepper
In a medium sized sauce pan bring chicken broth, salt and pepper to a boil, add quinoa reduce heat to low and let simmer with cover for 15-20 minutes. 

While the quinoa cooks (or you can cook it up ahead of time) Begin the rest of the dish~

1 onion - I like vidalia's or a sweet onion
3 good tsp. (more or less) of minced garlic
2 tbsp. butter
2-4 cups frozen corn
2 (15 oz) cans black beans rinsed and drained
1 can Ro-Tel*

Add the butter to a stir-fry type pan and saute' the onion and garlic. When your house smells really yummy and your kids are saying "what smells so good??" then add in the corn and cover for about 5 minutes corn. Then add in the cooked quinoa, black beans and the Ro-Tel. Simmer together for 10-15 minutes or so until heated through. Serve!

I made this up tonight and it really tasted great. Some of us enjoyed it with a little sour cream dollop on top and a few tortilla chips.  It was a really easy supper to put together, inexpensive and apparently Quinoa is quite the healthy Gluten-free thing to eat now. :-) I found Organic at Costco. 

This was our first taste of Quinoa and we all thought it was great...looking forward to more dishes using this. 

*Ro-Tel is the name brand can of diced tomatoes and chili's/peppers almost all grocery stores carry. It adds a nice "kick". 

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