Fun fact: Quinoa has sometimes been labelled a “superfood” because of its amazing nutritional value (good source of protein, dietary fiber, phosphorous, magnesium, iron, and calcium). As a result, it is being considered as a possible crop and food source for future long-term NASA space missions! How cool is that!?
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prep: 15 minutes
cook: 35 minutes
makes 10 servings
- Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the onion and garlic, and saute until lightly browned.
- Mix quinoa into the saucepan and cover with vegetable broth. Season with cumin, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper. Bring the mixture to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes.
- Stir frozen corn into the saucepan, and continue to simmer about 5 minutes until heated through. Mix in the black beans and cilantro.
See http://allrecipes.com/recipe/quinoa-and-black-beans/ for the original Quinoa and Black Beans recipe.