If you can cook rice, you can cook quinoa.Here’s the simplest way to cook quinoa:Combine 1 cup quinoa with 2 cups water (or broth) in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer until tender and most of the liquid has been absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes. Fluff with a fork before serving. When it’s cooked it will look slightly translucent and the white “string,” which is actually part of the hull, will be visible.One cup dry quinoa yields 3 cups cooked or 6 (½-cup) servings. Keep in mind how fluffy quinoa gets when you’re putting it into soups—don’t add too much or you’ll find all your liquid has disappeared.