Saturday, March 5, 2011

Black Quinoa Casserole

Mr. Barefoot wanted to try black quinoa when we were at the market recently, and picked it up.  It really tastes mostly the same as regular quinoa.

My new favorite thing to do with quinoa is cook it in the rice cooker.  It comes out really soft and delicious.  So this week, we made this recipe for dinner.  Instructions say to use the rice cooker, but you can also just make it on the stove.

1 cup quinoa, rinsed
1 small can tomato paste
1/2 cup water
1 red pepper (you can add more peppers if you want)
Frozen Corn (I bought grilled corn from Trader Joe's and it's great for this kind of recipe).
Taco seasoning
Greek yogurt


  1. Cook quinoa, tomato paste, and water together in rice cooker or on stove.  
  2. Saute onions, garlic, and red pepper on stove once quinoa is done. 
  3. Add quinoa, taco seasoning, and frozen corn.  Cook until corn is warm.  
  4. Serve garnished with greek yogurt if you'd like.  (I use greek yogurt instead of sour cream.  You could also use sour cream.)  

Has anyone tried Black Quinoa?  Is it somehow better for me than white quinoa?  Or is it just a little crunchier?

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