1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1 cup sweet onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
3/4 cup uncooked vegetable quinoa
1.5 cups vegetable broth
1 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
salt and pepper
1 cup frozen corn kernels
1 (15 ounce) can black beans
1. Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. 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. Stir frozen corn into the saucepan, and continue to simmer about 5 minutes until heated through. Mix in the black beans.
I serve this delicious dish over a mixed green salad.
This recipe makes five 3/4 cup servings. Approximately 260 calories per serving.