I had never had quinoa before tonight, but I kept it mentioned all over the place in food blogs and on running websites. So, I figured I would give it a try. Our family loved it! This was a nice side to use in place of rice. I actually cooked it in my rice cooker instead of on the stove, and it worked great.
1 cup Quinoa
2 cups water
1/2 package Hidden Valley Ranch Salad Dressing Mix
Place 1 cup quinoa, dressing mix and 2 cups water in a 1 1/2 quart saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce to simmer, cover and cook until all water is absorbed (10-15 minutes). When done, the grain appears soft and translucent, and the germ ring will be visible along the outside edge of the grain.