Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 0 1/2 cup(s) quinoa , (see Note)

  2. 1 cup(s) water

  3. 1/4 cup(s) orange juice

  4. 1/4 cup(s) chopped fresh cilantro

  5. 2 tablespoon(s) rice vinegar

  6. 2 teaspoon(s) toasted sesame oil

  7. 1 teaspoon(s) minced fresh ginger

  8. 1/8 teaspoon(s) salt cayenne pepper

  9. 1 small mango , diced (see Tip)

  10. 1 small red bell pepper , diced

  11. 1 cup(s) canned black beans , (see Tips for Two), rinsed

  12. 2 scallions , thinly sliced

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Toast quinoa in a small dry saucepan over medium heat, stirring often, until it crackles and becomes aromatic, 4 to 6 minutes. Transfer to a fine sieve and rinse thoroughly. Return the quinoa to the pot and add water. Bring to a simmer; reduce heat to maintain a simmer. Cover and cook until the quinoa is tender and the liquid has been absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes. Meanwhile, whisk orange juice, cilantro, vinegar, oil, ginger, salt and cayenne in a medium bowl. Add mango, bell pepper, beans and scallions; toss to coat. When the quinoa is finished cooking, add to the mango mixture and toss to combine. Note: Quinoa, a delicately flavored grain, was a staple in the ancient Incas' diet. Toasting it before cooking enhances its flavor, and rinsing removes any residue of saponin, quinoa's natural, bitter protective covering. Tip: To dice a mango 1. Slice both ends off the mango, revealing the long, slender seed inside. Set the fruit upright on a work surface and remove the skin with a sharp knife.

  2. With the seed perpendicular to you, slice the fruit from both sides of the seed, yielding two large pieces.

  3. Turn the seed parallel to you and slice the two smaller pieces of fruit from each side.

  4. Cut the fruit into the desired shape. Tips for Two: Canned beans Storage: Refrigerate for up to 3 days. Uses: Add to green salads and soups; mash with garlic powder and chopped fresh herbs for a quick dip; make Spiced Pinto Beans.


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