Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Quinoa with Black Beans and Corn

Quinoa is a relatively new discovery for me.  I made this recipe last night for dinner and it was a huge hit!  Even the kids loved it!  Definitely will be making this one again.  I just followed the directions on the quinoa box and added my own ingredients....Here's how I did it...


  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
  • 3/4 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt 
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups frozen corn kernels
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Saute onions and garlic in coconut oil til slightly browned.

Meanwhile, rinse and drain quinoa well (will be bitter if this step is not completed properly)

Add quinoa, veggie broth and spices (except cilantro) to the onion and garlic mixture.  Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.

Add corn, black beans and cilantro

Serve!  Even better the next day!
Next time I am going to try throwing in some tomatoes and maybe even some shredded zucchini.  


  1. I have never made that before, but it looks great!

    Absolutely love it if you could link up this (and a couple other recipes) to Wonderful Food Wednesday at

    Hope to see you there!
    Jessica @ At Home Take 2

  2. I'm new here. Been wondering what I can do with quinoa, so will give your recipe a try. I think I came over to you thru My Romantic Home but, you know how blogging goes, it can turn out to be a lot of "layers" page to page! I like your ribbony header.

    1. Hi Vicki! Welcome! Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoy the recipe as much as we did! My hubby mixed the leftovers every morning the rest of this week with an egg and some peppers for my breakfast. It was so good! It's now all gone and I'll have to be making another batch soon! :) Let me know how you like it!

  3. Joni, this is a great dish, I would love the black beans and corn combination. Hope you have a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  4. This looks great Joni! I just wish the rest of my family loved quinoa as much as I do. One of my favorite breakfasts is cooking quinoa with chicken broth and fresh, chopped kale, then topping with a poached egg. Yum!