This healthy and satisfying one-pot meal, a quinoa recipe suggested by reader Laura Kimball of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., also makes an excellent filling for a wrap or burrito.
, rinsed well and drained
, rinsed well
fresh or defrosted frozen
- Heat olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and sauté for 2 min or until beginning to soften.
- Add quinoa and sauté for 4 min or until quinoa begins to brown and smell nutty. Add garlic and chili powder and sauté 1 min longer.
- Add stock, beans and tomatoes and bring to a boil. Cover pot (but leave lid slightly askew), turn heat to low and simmer for 15 min or until quinoa is cooked.
- Add corn to pot, remove from heat and let stand 5 min. Season with salt and fluff with a fork to combine. Serve with garnishes on the side.
Nutrition (per serving)
- 18 g,
- 61 g,
- 11 g,
- 13 g,
- 660 mg.
Toasting grains and seeds, like quinoa, in a dry pan before adding liquid brings out their nutty flavour.
Originally published in the Today’s Parent April 2014 issue.