Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Vegetarian Mexican Beans and Quinoa Rice

Looking for a healthy and power packed dinner tonight, try this recipe. It's quite easy to prepare and tastes excellent. Those who are looking for a low calorie and healthy recipe, try this recipe
Nowadays quinoa rice is quite famous because of its health benefits.  Quinoa, is often described as a "super food". It is packed with protein, fiber and various vitamins and minerals. It is also a good source of iron, copper, Thiamin and vitamin B6. Let's cook into the recipe.

Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 30 mins
Total time: 40 mins

For Beans curry:
Olive oil - 2 tsp
Garlic - 2 pods, finely chopped
Onion - 1
Green bell pepper - 1/2
Yellow bell pepper - 1/2
Paprika - 1 tsp
Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
Oregano - 1 tsp
Red chili powder - 1/2 tsp
Brown sugar - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Tomato - 1
Red kidney beans - 1/2 cup
Cilantro - few
Cheddar cheese - 2 tbsp
For Rice:
Quinoa - 1 cup
Water - 2 cups
For topping:
Sour cream or Greek yogurt

1. Soak the red kidney beans more than 8 hours and cook in a pressure cooker for about 6 to 7 whistles and keep aside.
2. In a vessel add 2 cups of water and 1 cup of quinoa, allow it to boil.
3. Once it boils, lower the flame and cover with lid. Cook it for 15 minutes or until the water is absorbed.
4. Heat oil in a pan, add garlic, onion and bell peppers. Saute until it turns soft.
5. Add all the spices, brown sugar and cooked beans, saute well.
6. Now add tomatoes, salt and water, allow it to boil. At last add cilantro and cheddar cheese.
7. Serve quinoa rice with beans curry and top it with sour cream or Greek yogurt.


  1. oh yumm, drooling over this , and healthy too so wont feel guilty finishing it off

  2. This is such an elegant looking Mexican platter. Felling hungry! :)

    Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen

  3. Dinner can't get healthier than this! Absolutely delicious!

  4. The dish pork looks fabulous! Wonderful recipe ! Thanks so much for sharing!

  5. Nice platter, yes these days more people are going for quinoa in any form.Beans looks nice.

  6. Super Healthy I love Quinoa....and Mexican is one of my fav cuisines. I love the apiring of the chilli with the quinoa...

  7. Lovely platter. Love the use of quinoa.

  8. Sounds so delicious! My husband is Hispanic and LOVES rice and beans. I'll have to make this healthier version for him soon!

  9. Wow!! I am getting hungry. Delicious platter. I wish I could grab a bite. Lovely. :)

  10. Wow looks so delicious, bookmarked,will surely try

  11. my vote is for that rich beans's curry. good job dear friend..;)

  12. Looks awesome Sowmia :)


  13. super tempting & delicious platter.......lovely presentation.

  14. super tempting & delicious platter.......lovely presentation.

  15. sounds interesting..nice platter