Possibly due to its status as an ancient grain, cooking quinoa can seem a bit intimidating. But after a thorough rinse, it's a cinch to cook and I have an easy, delicious recipe for you to try. Once you start cooking with quinoa, I have a feeling you'll be making it all the time. Low in both saturated fat and cholesterol, this recipe can be enjoyed as a main or side dish, and it's jam-packed with fiber and protein. This is the pared-down version of the dish, made with carrots and black beans, but you can experiment by adding other veggies like broccoli and peppers, or by using kidney or adzuki beans instead.
original recipe Ingredients 1 cup quinoa, rinsed Directions Makes four servings.
Recipe For Carrot Quinoa With Beans
1 bouillon cube
1 cup raw carrots, sliced
15-ounce can of black beans, rinsed
1 cup quinoa, rinsed
Makes four servings.
|Calories||Sat. Fat (g)||Sodium (mg)||Carbs (g)||Fiber (g)||Protein (g)|
|1 cup quinoa, uncooked||626||1.2||9||109||11.9||24|
|1 bouillon cube||5||0||960||1||0||0|
|1 cup carrots||52||0||88||12.3||3.6||1.2|
|15 ounces black beans||360||0||49||58.8||19.6||22.9|
|Total (1/4 of recipe)||260||.3||276||45||8.8||12|
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