Did you know quinoa is a complete protein? Did you know it’s remarkably easy to make for lunch? Did you know 100% of our friends named Vandana recommend it without qualm? This is our first time making quinoa, and now that we’ve tried it, we suggest you make it as well. Let’s begin.
Chop up 2 white onions and a red bell pepper, and saute in olive oil for a few minutes. Then stir in a cup of quinoa, 2 tsps chili powder, 1/2 tsp ground cumin, and salt. Add 1 1/2 cups of water and bring to a boil. Then cover, cut the heat to medium-low, and simmer until the quinoa is almost tender. About 15 minutes.
Add a can of black beans, some chopped cilantro, and cook with the lid off until the liquid is fully absorbed. Serve it up, and you can top it with more cilantro and cheese if you’d like.
Heck yes, Vandana! This is deep and rich and textured. Great lunches for a week.