Sunday, January 29, 2012

Easy Southwest Quinoa

This is a delicious vegan recipe using quinoa, a protein-rich grain.  It's a quick and easy one-dish meal!  I adapted this from the recipe on the back of my Archer Farms quinoa.

  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 1.5 cups water
  • 1 bag frozen steam-in-bag southwest corn & black bean mix*
  • 3 Tbsp. lime juice
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 tsp. ground cumin
After rinsing, combine the quinoa and water in a rice cooker and cook using the white rice setting.  When quinoa is ready, follow package directions to steam the frozen veggie mix in the microwave.  Meanwhile, combine lime juice, olive oil, and cumin in a small bowl.

Add vegetables and dressing to quinoa and mix together.

Makes 4 servings.

*Note: If you don't have the frozen veggie mix, the recipe is still pretty easy. In place of the mix, use

1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 can sweet corn, drained
1 red bell peper, diced
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped