It's a hot summer day in Florida, but I have been wanting to try this for a long time after I saw this recipe. If I was still in New York, this would have been one of my favorite one pot meals during the winter season. But here in Florida it doesn't make a difference as winter here is nothing compared to the winters up north.
As you all know Quinoa has been a very popular grain these days. It is full of protein as it has 9 essential amino acids. Also it is gluten free and cholesterol free. Addition of black beans & kidney beans makes it a wholesome protein packed meal which is easy to make.
- 1 cup quinoa (cooked per the instructions)
- 1 medium red onion, chopped
- 1 can diced tomatoes (15 oz)
- 1 can tomato sauce (4 oz)
- 3-4 garlic cloves, chopped
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 jalapeño, chopped (original recipe: can of green chilies 4.5 oz)
- 1 can kidney beans (15 oz) ( I soaked some and boiled them)
- 1 can black beans (15 oz)
- 1 can sweet kernel corn
- 2 tsp roasted cumin powder
- salt to taste
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper or to taste
- 1/2 tsp coriander powder
- juice of 1 lime
- 1/4 cup cilantro
- 1 avocado cubed (i didn't use this as I didn't have at the moment)
- sour cream to garnish
In a large saucepan, add 2 cups of water along with 1 cup of quinoa and cook until done. Set aside.
In a large pot, heat olive oil and then add onion & garlic. Saute for a few minutes until the onion is translucent which will be approximately 3-4 minutes. Stir in quinoa, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, coriander powder, cumin, paprika, cayenne pepper, cumin powder, salt and black pepper. Add enough water so that it a slightly above so the everything is covered.
Cook for approximately 20-30 minutes on slow heat, covered until the liquid is thickened. Stir in kidney beans, black beans, corn, cilantro and lime juice. Let it cook for additional 2 minutes.
Serve hot, garnished with sour cream, avocado cubes, additional cilantro or your favorite cheese.
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Recipe Source: DamnDelicious