1 tsp. olive oil
1 small onion, diced (about 2/3 cup)
2-3 cloves garlic (about 1 1/2 tsp)
3/4 cup quinoa
1 1/2 cups vegetable or chicken broth
3/4 tsp. cumin
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
3/4 cup frozen or fresh corn
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1/4- 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1. In a medium saucepan heat olive oil over medium heat. Saute onion and garlic until tender. Add quinoa to the saucepan and stir in broth. Add cumin and pepper. Bring the mixture to a boil, cover, reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
2. Stir corn and black beans into quinoa. Cover and simmer for 5 additional minutes. Add cilantro and stir until incorporated.
Can be served warm or chilled. Goes great with fajitas.