Quinoas are seeds or grains that originated from the Andes in South America. It is high in protein and it is a good source of daily fiber. Apart from these, it is also gluten free and easier to digest. Hereâ€™s a deliciously healthy dish that you will definitely enjoy.
1Â bell pepper, diced
1Â cupÂ quinoa, uncooked
2Â cupsÂ chicken broth
1/2Â cupÂ sweet onion, diced
3Â garlic cloves, minced
1Â 14ozÂ canÂ black beans, drained & rinsed
2Â 10ozÂ can rotel
1Â jalapeno pepper, chopped
1/4Â cupÂ salsa
3/4Â cupÂ corn
1Â teaspoonÂ chili powder
1Â teaspoonÂ dried oregano
1Â teaspoonÂ cumin
1/2Â teaspoonÂ red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon of olive oil
Place the broth in a large pot under high heat. Cook the quinoa in the broth according to package instructions.
In a large skillet, heat the oil and sautÃ© the garlic, jalapenos, onions and bell peppers. Cook it for 2-3 minutes until soft. Add the black beans, rotel, corn, chili powder, oregano, cumin and red pepper flakes. Cook it for 3-5 minutes or until all the ingredients or until warm.
Fluff the quinoa with a fork and add it to the other ingredients in the skillet. Mix well. Transfer it to a greased baking dish. Sprinkle the quinoa mixture with cheese. After, bake it in the oven for 30 minutes. Let it stand for 5 minutes before serving. Serve warm with salsa.
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