First you will want to determine how much quinoa you want to end up with. Quinoa increases 4 times in size when cooked. So, if you want to end up with 4 cups of cooked quinoa, you will measure out 1 cup of dry quinoa to be cooked. If you want 2 cups of cooked quinoa, measure out 1/2 cup of dry quinoa etc.
To cook quinoa, you use a 2:1 ratio, or you would use two cups of water for every 1 cup of dry quinoa.
*While there are other methods of cooking quinoa, for example in a rice cooker, this lesson will cover cooking quinoa on the stovetop.