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Thursday, 01 October 2015 09:23

Loaded Red Beans & Quinoa

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Loaded Red Beans & Quinoa Loaded Red Beans & Quinoa LPHJ Kitchen
This protein packed, nutrient dense dish is loaded with veggies and flavor. Makes a great meatless meal option or a hearty side!

  • Ingredients:
    1/2 cup quinoa
    1 cup water
    1 tsp sea salt
    1 Tbsp coconut oil (or olive oil)
    1-2 cups red beans, cooked
    1 cup bell peppers, diced
    1/4 cup onion, diced
    1 large tomato, diced
    1 tsp minced garlic
    1/2 tsp black pepper
    1/2 tsp chili powder
    1/2 tsp ground cumin
    1 tsp cilantro
    Optional toppings: salsa, sour cream, avocado, etc

  • Instructions:
    In a small saucepan, combine quinoa, water and salt. Cover and cook over low-medium heat for about 15-20 minutes or until most of water is absorbed and quinoa is soft and translucent.

    Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet. Saute peppers and onion for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until slightly soft. Add in beans, tomato, garlic, pepper, chili powder, cumin and cilantro. Also add in cooked quinoa. Cook for an additional 5-10 minutes.

    Serve with desired toppings, chips, etc.
  • Serves: 4-6
  • Cuisine: Central/South American - Mexican
  • Cooking method: Boil/blanch/poach
  • Special ingredients: no dried fruits, no fresh / raw fruits that don't get cooked by the end of the recipe, no fermented / pickled foods, no meat / poultry, no alcohol
  • Just right for...: Great for kids, Crowds/parties, Comfort food, One-pot meal
  • Top 8 allergens?: gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, soy-free, fish-free, shellfish-free, nut-free, peanut-free
  • Active/prep time: 0-15 minutes
  • Total time (inc active/prep): 15-30 minutes
  • Substitution ideas: If you prefer, you can use regular rice instead of quinoa. Just follow instructions according to package.
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