A bit like rice you can cook quinoa using the absorption method. Two parts of water to one part of quinoa, and cook over a medium heat until all the water has been absorbed. You can increase or decrease the amount of water to get different textures, with some cooks going as low as 1 part water for 1 part quinoa for an extra crunchy bite. You can also cook quinoa in a rice cooker. Shu, a Quinola fan, has had great results with our Quinola in her rice cooker. Just like rice, you add one part quinoa with two parts water. She recommends giving it a light beating 5 minutes before the cooking ends to loosen the grains.