Tuesday, May 25, 2010


usually between my roommate and me, i'm the one who mostly cooks, but there are those rare occasions where she has the urge to cook. tonight was one of them.

she made a delicious quinoa and black bean dish. she found the recipe on all recipes.com. (i've pasted it down below). quinoa is a type of grain, actually a seed. to add some color to the dish, she added some chopped red pepper. unfortunately we didn't have cilantro, but overall the dish was very good!

the cumin and cayenne gave it a nice flavor. for those who want more protein, i think you could add some chicken to the dish.

maybe i should let my roommate cook more often.


  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 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
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro


  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 and cilantro.

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