Spicy Quinoa and Black Beans
This easy, one-pot, vegan-friendly dish is sure to satisfy anyone who loves bold flavor! Nutrient-rich grains, vegetables, and beans make for a hearty meal topped with sour cream and avocado, or side to your favorite Mexican dish.
red bell pepper
salt and pepper
water can also be substituted in a pinch!
drained and rinsed (or two cans)
chopped fresh cilantro
Optional: fixings for serving
sour cream, shredded cheese, avocado, hot sauce, limes, etc.
, saute the onion and bell pepper in olive oil over medium-high heat until browned (approximately 5 minutes).
Add garlic; saute for one minute.
Add quinoa, cumin, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper; stir to coat.
Add vegetable or chicken broth, stir, bring to a boil, and cover.
Turn heat to low and simmer for approximately 20 minutes, or until quinoa is cooked.
Add frozen corn, black beans, and cilantro; continue cooking on low heat until beans and corn are heated through (approximately 5 minutes).
Serve on it's own, or top with optional fixings in a bowl or in a wrap as a burrito.