There is something wonderful about one bowl meals. For one thing, they're so easy. I'm a big fan, particularly when they are this delicious and healthy. Fresh corn, black beans, and red quinoa give this scramble a Southwestern slant. Add to that baby spinach, red peppers, scallions, crumbled feta cheese and herbs, bound together in a spicy Harissa sauce. Yum.
Vegetarian, and vegan too without the cheese.
1- 15 oz. can black beans, rinsed in cold water and drained
1 cup red quinoa, uncooked
2 cups water
1 cup fresh or frozen corn kernels
1 red pepper, diced
3 scallions cut on a diagonal into 1/2" pieces (both white and green)
2 large handfuls of baby spinach, rinsed
1/4 cup feta cheese
2 T. cilantro, chives, and thyme, minced
2 T. olive oil
1/2 cup Heinz Chili Sauce
2 t. Harissa or to taste
Make Sauce: Combine the chili sauce with the Harissa and set aside.
Cook quinoa: Bring 2 cups water and a pinch of salt to a boil in a saucepan. Add quinoa, reduce heat to a slow simmer and cover. Cook about 10- 15 minutes or until all the water has evaporated. Uncover, fluff with a fork, and set aside to cool.
In a wok or large saucepan, heat 2 T. olive oil. Saute peppers and scallions until they wilt slightly. Add quinoa, black beans and saute for one minute. Add corn, and spinach and saute for another minute or two. Add harissa sauce and saute until heated through. Sprinkle with chopped herbs. Transfer to serving dish and add crumbled feta cheese. Serve lukewarm.
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