The basic cooking method is just like rice. 2 cups of water for every cup of quinoa. I sometimes like to toast mine in the saucepan before putting in the water to enhance it's nutty flavor, but usually I just cook it in my rice cooker. If you're cooking on the stove top though, combine the 2 cups of water and 1 cup of quinoa in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, lower the temperature and simmer for 15-18 minutes. You'll know when it's done cooking when the curly germ has separated from the seeds.