Quinoa. I heard about it awhile ago, and then it took me even longer to learn how to say it (it's pronounced keen-wa). We tried it for the first time last week and we are now big fans! Below is the recipe we used. It was really simple and very healthy. Give it a go! 

Quinoa with Corn and Beans


1 t. canola oil
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 cup uncooked quinoa 
1 1/2 cups vegetable broth
1 t. ground cumin
1/4 t. cayenne pepper (I think I might use less next time, it was a little on the spicy side) 
s&p to taste
1 cup frozen corn kernels
1 can of beans (we had kidney on hand)
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro


Heat oil in large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and saute for 5 or so minutes. Mix in quinoa and cover with vegetable broth. Season with the cumin, cayenne pepper, s&p. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Stir in frozen corn until heated through. Add beans and cilantro. Enjoy! 

Any other quinoa recipes you've tried and liked? I need some more!

1 comment:

Holly said...

I need to try this! I have a big bag of quinoa just waiting for me to find a good recipe. I think it scares me. ha.