Gluten-Free Quinoa with Black Beans

Quinoa and beans come together in this quick and easy side dish that’s ready in 30 minutes.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 8

1
cup uncooked quinoa
2
cups gluten-free chicken or vegetable broth
1
cup black beans (from 15-oz can), drained, rinsed
1/2
cup frozen whole kernel corn, thawed
1
small tomato, chopped (1/2 cup)
1/4
cup chopped fresh cilantro
4
medium green onions, chopped (1/4 cup)
1
tablespoon fresh lime juice
1
clove garlic, finely chopped
1/4
teaspoon salt

  • 1 Rinse quinoa thoroughly by placing in a fine-mesh strainer and holding under cold running water until water runs clear; drain well.
  • 2 In 2-quart saucepan, heat broth to boiling. Add quinoa; reduce heat to low. Cover; simmer 15 to 20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
  • 3 Fluff quinoa with fork. Stir in remaining ingredients. Cook uncovered about 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly heated.

Expert Tips

Quinoa is high in protein, low in fat and cooks quickly, making it a terrific dinner choice. As is, this recipe works well as a grain side dish; to make it a main dish, double the serving size.

Always read labels to make sure each recipe ingredient is gluten free. Products and ingredient sources can change.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
130
(
Calories from Fat
15),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
2g
2%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
340mg
340%;
Total Carbohydrate
23g
23%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
2g
2%
),
Protein
6g
6%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.