Measure out your dry quinoa and rinse in a fine mesh strainer for a couple of minutes to remove the bitter taste of the grain.
Heat a dry pan or pot* (either must have a secure lid) on a medium heat.
Tip the rinsed quinoa into the pan and lightly toast for two to three minutes to remove so excess moisture and to help bring out its natural nutty aroma.
When sufficiently toasted, pour in the water and bring the pan to the boil.
When the water is boiling, put the lid on the pan, and turn the heat down low. Don't remove the lid! Leave it for 15-20 minutes until it looks like the water has been completely absorbed by the quinoa.
Once the water has been absorbed, take the pan off the heat, remove the lid and stir the quinoa. I like to put the lid back on at this point and leave the pan off the heat for another 10 minutes until the quinoa is nice and fluffy.