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Black Beans and Quinoa Recipe


  • Black Beans and Quinoa1 cup of dried black beans
  • 1 cup of quinoa
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1/4 cup of dried minced onion
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 14.5 ounce can of chicken broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground cayenne
  • 1/8 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1 14.5 ounce can of corn
  • 1 tablespoon of dried cilantro


  1. Sort the dried black beans.
  2. Fill a medium saucepan with water.
  3. Bring the water to a boil.
  4. Add the dried beans to the boiling water.
  5. Boil for one minute.
  6. Remove the boiled beans from the heat and cover.
  7. Allow the hot beans to sit in the water for an hour.
  8. Drain the beans.
  9. Cover with cold water until ready to cook.
  10. Boil the beans in water until soft.
  11. Drain the water from the cooked black beans.
  12. Combine the quinoa and water in another saucepan.
  13. Bring the water to a boil.
  14. Reduce the heat to a simmer.
  15. Cook for 10 to 15 minutes or until all of the water is absorbed.
  16. Combine the olive oil, minced onion, and minced garlic in a sauté pan.
  17. Heat until lightly browned.
  18. Add the cooked quinoa, chicken broth, cayenne, salt, and pepper to the pan.
  19. Simmer for 20 minutes.
  20. Add the beans, corn, and cilantro.
  21. Heat.
  22. Serve hot.
  23. Refrigerate any uneaten black beans quinoa.

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Black Beans and Quinoa © 2012 Heather Johnson

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