How long do you cook quinoa for?

It’s a bit like how long do you cook rice or pasta for? It all depends on the variety and how soft or crunchy you like it. There is a pictogram of a cooking pot on the side of the Quinola pack that will tell you how long to boil in water. 12 minutes for an al dente result with Pearl, 14 for Red and 20 minutes for Black. But you can cook it for longer or shorter depending on your own personal preferences. My granny used to boil vegetables to a sludge, whereas I prefer mine nice and crunchy, so your call really.