Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Black beans and quinoa

This is a side dish that tastes almost exactly like the commonly known 'black beans and rice' but it is made with quinoa instead of the rice, which makes it a whole lot better for ya!

1 cup dry quinoa (health food store)
2 cups water
1/2 cup diced onions
1 can black beans
salt to taste

Rinse quinoa well until water from it runs clear. The grains are small so you can use a fine colander, cheesecloth, or even a dish towel.
Bring to a boil your quinoa, onions and water. Turn down to simmer and let cook until most of the water is gone and quinoa is tender (like rice), I'd say 10-15 minutes.
Add black beans and salt to taste.

1 comment:

Marsha said...

I've never tried quinoa, but I love black beans and rice so I can't wait to make this! Thanks for the healthy recipe.