Monday, January 16, 2012

Kicked Up Quinoa

Kicked-Up Quinoa
1 C uncooked quinoa, rinsed
1/2 tsp Table Salt
2 Cups frozen corn kernels
1/4 C vegetable oil
1 tsp sea salt
1/2-1 C medium sweet onion, finely diced
1 10 oz can tomatoes with mild chilis (e.g. Rotelle), drained*
1 14 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp sugar
1 Tbsp canola oil

1. Put quinoa in a pan with 2 Cups cold water and 1/2 tsp table salt. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low, cover, and cook for about 15-18 minutes (until liquid is gone).
2. Saute corn in vegetable oil for 5-8 minutes, until softened and lightly browned. Add onions and sea salt. Cook an additional 2 minutes, until onions are softened.
3. Add corn mixture to quinoa. Then add tomatoes and black beans.
4. In a separate bowl, mix together lemon juice, cumin, sugar, and Tbsp oil. Pour over quinoa.
5. Serve warm or cold.
*if you don't like spicy foods, use a can of regular diced tomatoes, and cut back on the cumin to taste.

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