Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Quinoa & Black Beans

Are you a whole grain buff? Have you memorized all the health benefits associated with each and every grain? Are you finding yourself searching out meals and recipes that specifically call for these amazing Super Foods? If so, then today's recipe is just for you.

Black beans are a super healthy, extremely tasty snack or side dish, that is packed full of all the fiber and protein you're looking for in your diet. Alone, they are already a very healthy alternative to most dishes. But when combined with one of our favorite whole grains, our Organic Quinoa, these seemingly innocent beans take on a super healthy alter-ego! Plus, they just taste mouth-wateringly amazing! It's time to bake up some Quinoa and Black Beans!

1 1/2 cups Water
3 cloves Garlic, chopped
2 cups Vegetable Broth
1 tsp Cumin
1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper
1/4 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Black Pepper

First, cook your beans. Using your Fagor Pressure Cooker, cook beans and water together on "High" pressure setting for 30 minutes. When done cooking, release pressure, drain any excess water, and place to the side.


Place a large sauce pan over medium heat. Add coconut oil, onions, and garlic, and cook just long enough for the garlic to begin to be lightly brown.


Add quinoa, vegetable brother, cumin, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper, stir together, and bring to a boil. Once boiling, cover, reduce heat, and let simmer for 20 minutes, or until quinoa has fully absorbed the liquid.


Once quinoa has absorbed all the liquid, stir in corn.


After corn is fully incorporated, stir in black beans, then serve.


Prepare your taste buds for a flavor explosion! This dish not only packs all the aroma and flavor you're looking for, but it's extremely healthy. Thanks to the whole grain goodness of the quinoa, and the heart-healthy benefits of black beans, you can rest assured that each bite is not only good, but good for you as well. How many dishes can say that?


It's time to love Whole Grains again. It's time for some Quinoa and Black Beans!


Anonymous said...

Could you start giving the number of servings in a recipe and the calories per serving?

Anonymous said...

Is the measurements for onions and corn a dry measurement? Are the onions and corn re-hydrated before adding?

In The Kitchen With Honeyville said...

The measurements are a dry measurement and you won't have to re-hydrate them.

Michelle said...

Thank you for sharing the recipes!

Anonymous said...

When you cook the beans in the pressure cooker do you soak them or just put them in dry out of container?

In The Kitchen With Honeyville said...

Hi! Cook the beans with the 1 1/2 cups called for in the recipe.