Viva La Vegan explains how to cook with the grain quinoa. Quinoa is a tiny grain like rice or millet. Use the ratio of one cup of quinoa to two cups of water when cooking with quinoa. After it's cooked it gets a white periphery around the grain. Use quinoa in salads, stir-fry and in curries. Take a thermos and add one cup of quinoa and two cups of boiling water. Let it sit overnight. In the morning it will be ready for a quinoa porridge or instant oats. Quinoa is a complete protein that contains all the amino acids. Quinoa derives from the Inca civilization and is available from health food stores.