Quinoa With Black Beans

Once upon a time someone submitted an amazing recipe to Allrecipies.com. A few years later a girl named Heather (a friend of my sister and me) discovered it and made some changes to liven it up. The end.

Okay, it's not the end. Heather and I were talking about vegetarian/vegan options to make when our herbivore friends came over for lunch. I was tired of egg salad, soup is only refreshing in the winter and PBJ is so elementary school. She whipped out a bunch of recipes and this is one of them. Colorful, nutritious and, most importantly, delicious!

Quinoa with Black Beans
1 chopped onion
3 cloves of minced garlic
1 tablespoon of olive oil (or enough to saute the onion and garlic)
3/4 cup quinoa
1 1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/8 teaspoon cayenne
1 1/2 cups vegetable stock
1 cup frozen corn
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
1 chopped red bell peper
juice of 1 lime
1 can rinsed black beans

1. Saute the onion and garlic in olive oil over medium heat until lightly browned.
2. Add the quinoa, cumin, cayenne and vegetable broth and bring to a boil. 
3. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
4. Add the frozen corn and cook for another 5 minutes. 
5. Transfer to your serving bowl and mix in the cilantro, red pepper, lime juice and black beans.
6. Serve hot or cold.

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