Jalapeno and Corn Quinoa

13 Jun 2015

Jalapeno and Corn Quinoa

Jalapeno and Corn Quinoa


So I might just be making this recipe to prove to my readers that I am not solely subsisting off of desserts.

Or desserts disguised as breakfast. Which are really the best kind.



Jalapeno and Corn Quinoa


But so that we can both ease into this savory transition (I doubt this will last though..) I have included a teaspoon of cocoa powder.

Don't get me wrong. The cocoa powder doesn't make this sweet. Just ask anyone who has been tricked into eating a teaspoon of the stuff alone and expecting it to taste like hot chocolate mix. Full disclosure: it does not.


Jalapeno and Corn Quinoa


But what it does do is so much better! This created a flavor explosion which made my taste buds sing!

But the jalapeno in this recipe made my boyfriend's nose run. Because why buy jalapeno peppers when you just take out the seeds? It takes the fun out of it!


Jalapeno and Corn Quinoa


But I have made this recipe twice already: once with 2 jalapenos and once with 1 jalapeno, and they are both amazing. If you don't like much spice, I would advise cutting down to one jalapeno to give you the spice without it being overpowering.

This is the perfect way to heat up your summer, in case the sun just isn't doing it for you.

I am looking at you rain. Get out of here.


Jalapeno and Corn Quinoa


Jalapeno and Corn Quinoa
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What you'll need:

  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 1/2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth (or vegetable broth to make it vegetarian)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, chopped

Directions:

  1. In a medium saucepan, mix together the quinoa, chicken broth, cumin, salt, cocoa powder and frozen corn.
  2. Bring the quinoa to a boil, then cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until the liquid is absorbed.
  3. Remove from heat and mix in the jalapeno peppers. 



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13 comments:

  1. You can bring on the sweet AND savory recipes! I'm an equal opportunist. I'm all about corn lately and love it with jalapenos! Yum to this!

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  2. I looooove jalapenos! This looks amazing, and I'm actually one of the freaks who prefers savory to sweet :)

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  3. I am a quinoa fan! This is not only delicious, also GOOD for you.

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  4. Cocoa and quinoa? Now there's a combination I would not have imagined in a savoury dish! But it looks and sounds fantastic, and now I really wanna try it :D Thank you so much for sharing, and I hope you have had a leisurely Sunday missy :) xx

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  5. Love sweet and savory foods, this looks really delicious. Have a great week Cathleen!

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  6. Oops! I have a packet of quinoa in my cupboard somewhere and I hope it hasn't expired! Your quinoa dish looks tasty and I guess the cocoa powder is not too weird when I think of chocolate in Mexican chilli.

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  7. chocolate and chile is such a classic combination.

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  8. A great recipe to use for fresh sweet summer corn too! A perfect BBQ side dish. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Great recipe, I love quinoa! Pinning to try it!

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  10. Wow - cocoa and quinoa is definitely not a combination you see every day. I'm sure we'll get some jalapenos in our CSA delivery soon, so this is something I should try! Don't worry, I won't expect this to taste like hot chocolate. :)

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  11. Haha...I hear ya about eating cocoa powder plain! I did that one time, and it was a terribad mistake! But I'll gladly eat cocoa powder in this recipe...I bet it gives the quinoa a really fun depth of flavor. Love it!

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  12. I love spicy, satisfying dishes like this! This is my kind of food -- thanks.

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  13. If it has jalapenos then I am automatically a fan! This sounds delicious!

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