Cumin-Scented Quinoa And Black Rice

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  • 1/2 cup(s) Short Grain Black Rice
  • 1 cup(s) Red Quinoa Rinsed Well
  • 1 whole(s) Bay Leaf
  • 1/4 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 4 tablespoon(s) olive oil divided
  • 1 whole(s) onion, small finely chopped
  • 3 clove(s) garlic clove minced
  • 2 teaspoon(s) cumin seed
  • 3 tablespoon(s) lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup(s) cilantro chopped
  • 1/4 cup(s) parsley chopped
  • 2 tablespoon(s) chives chopped
  • dash(es) black pepper
  • 1 whole(s) avocado peeled and pitted
  • 1 whole(s) lemon cut into wedges


  1. Bring rice and 1 cup water to a boil in a small saucepan. Cover, reduce heat to low, and cook until water is absorbed and rice is tender, 25-30 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, combine quinoa, bay leaf, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 2 cups water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer until quinoa is tender, about 15 minutes. Drain; return quinoa to hot saucepan. Cover and let sit for 15 minutes. Discard bay leaf, fluff quinoa with a fork, and transfer to a large bowl.

  3. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft, about 8 minutes. Add garlic and cumin and cook, stirring often, for 2 minutes. Add to quinoa. Add rice; mix well. Stir in remaining 2 tablespoons oil, fresh lemon juice, cilantro, parsley, and chives. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Cut avocado into wedges. Serve salad with avocado and lemon wedges.

  4. Ingredient info: Black rice and red quinoa are available at better supermarkets and at natural foods and specialty foods stores.

  5. nutritional information: Per serving: 238 calories, 13 g fat, 29 g carbohydrates
November 2011

This recipe is a personal recipe added by MelisaTX and has not been tested or endorsed by MyRecipes.

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