Quinoa and Black Beans
This is a very easy and yummy recipe that I found on allrecipes.com. I made one change. I added a pound of ground turkey. The next time I make this, it will be a vegetarian/vegan dish.
1 lb ground turkey
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
3/4 cup uncooked quinoa
1 1/2 cups vegetable broth
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup frozen corn kernels
1 (15 ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro(optional)
1.Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat (for extra health, omit this step). Stir in the onion and garlic, and saute until lightly browned.
2.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.
3. Brown ground turkey, if you are adding it.
4.Stir frozen corn and turkey into the saucepan, and continue to simmer about 5 minutes until heated through. Mix in the black beans and cilantro.