I decided to try this a couple of weeks ago after seeing a recipe for quinoa stuffed bell peppers. It’s pretty easy, and I liked it.
· ½ to 3/4 cups of quinoa
· 1 red bell pepper, 1 green bell pepper
· ¼ of a red onion
· 1 can of corn
· 1 can of black beans
· Cumin or taco seasoning
· 1 cup of broth (or you could use water, but I would season the water)
Cook quinoa in broth or water. I use chicken broth for this, but you could use veggie. While that’s happening, cut bell peppers and onion into chunks. Cook stovetop until they begin to get soft.
Add corn and black beans to bell pepper and onion mix. I actually used about a half can of corn, because I’m not a huge fan of the stuff. Sprinkle salt, pepper and cumin or taco seasoning over the mix. (You could also add cilantro here, if you’ve got some.)
Add quinoa when it’s finished fluffing.
Stir in some cheese. Throw a little more in. (Okay that second part is optional but always how I add cheese). Now would also be great time to add in some salsa if you have some on hand. I always have some, so in goes the salsa.