Need to cook the quinoa? Bring 1 ½ cup water to a boil in a small pot. Add a pinch of salt and ¾ cup raw quinoa. Stir and lower heat to a simmer. Cover and cook on medium-low until the water has been absorbed, about 10 minutes. Turn off heat and let quinoa steam in the covered pot for another 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork and transfer to a bowl to cool.