A one dish meal, easy to prepare, and healthy and hearty to boot. Fiber, protein and greens; what more do you need??
1 cup quinoa (rinsed well and drained)
2 cans black beans or pinto beans
1 cup whole wheat rotini pasta
1 T dried arame seaweed
1 carrot, diced (about 1/2 cup)
1 ear corn, about 1 cup (can use frozen corn)
1 tsp all-purpose seasoning (Italian blend is tasty)
3 cups water
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp chopped garlic
1 tsp olive oil (optional)
Add 2-6 cups finely chopped kale
2-3 T lemon juice
1/8 cup capers
Add all of the first list of ingredients in a 2 1/2 quart pan. Bring to a boil on high heat, turn to low, and then simmer for 13 minutes.
Add the kale to the pot, stir, cover again, and cook 2 more minutes.
Fluff up this dish with a spoon while it's still in the pot. Add the lemon juice and capers and serve.