Toasted Quinoa with Chiles & Corn

Number of Servings: 4 (201 g)
Active Time: 8 min.
Total Time: 23 min.

Toasting gives quinoa a nutty flavor, darkening the grain’s characteristic grassiness. The nuttier presentation is matched nicely with cocoa and corn for sweetness and chiles for warmth.


  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 (14 oz.) can fat-free, low sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 cup whole-kernel corn
  • ⅓ cup jalapeno peppers, chopped
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced scallions
  • 2 Tbsp. lime juice


  1. Add the quinoa to a 2-quart saucepan with a tight-fitting lid, and place the pan over high heat. Swirl the quinoa in the pan to toast evenly. When the grains are fragrant and crackle, remove from heat.
  2. Add cumin, salt, and cocoa, then slowly add the broth. Put the pan over high heat, then bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, and cook, covered, until liquid is absorbed (15 minutes).
  3. Stir in the corn and jalapeno peppers; cover and cook (2 minutes).
  4. Stir in scallions and lime juice. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container

Serving Size 201 g

Amount per serving
Calories 205
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.5g 4%
Saturated Fat 0.5g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 355mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 13%
Dietary Fiber 4.5g 18%
Total Sugars 4g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 5g
Protein 8g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 41mg 4%
Iron 2.7mg 15%
Potassium 400mg 8%
Vitamin A 37mcg 4%
Vitamin C 14.9mg 15%
Vitamin E 1.4mg 6%
Vitamin K 14.5mcg 15%
Thiamin 0.2mg 15%
Riboflavin 0.2mg 15%
Niacin 2.8mg 20%
Vitamin B6 0.3mg 20%
Folate 100.4mcg 25%
Vitamin B12 0mcg 0%
Biotin 0.2mcg 0%
Chloride 0.6mg 0%
Pantothenate 0.6mg 20%
Phosphorus 237.7mg 20%
Iodine 0.1mcg 0%
Magnesium 104.3mg 25%
Zinc 1.6mg 20%
Selenium 4mcg 8%
Copper 0.3mg 35%
Manganese 1mg 45%
Chromium 0mcg 0%
Molybdenum 1.8mcg 4%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


Low Sodium Vegetable Broth (water, Organic Carrots, Organic Celery, Organic Onions, Organic Leeks, Organic Tomato Puree (organic Tomatoes, Sea Salt, Citric Acid), Organic Mushrooms, Organic Garlic, Organic Spices, Organic Sea Salt), Whole Grain Quinoa, Whole Yellow Corn, Lime Juice, Jalapeno Pepper, Scallions, Salt, Cumin, Cocoa.

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