Yesterday for lunch I had quinoa and beans. I used the red quinoa. I don't know that it tastes any different, but I thought I'd try it. I always buy the pre-rinsed. It's only pennies more expensive and is worth it to save the hassle, otherwise you have to rinse it to prevent it from tasting bitter.
I put the whole bag of quinoa in my rice cooker with almost 4 cups of water, and 3 cups in the bottom reservoir.
Once it was done, I doused it with olive oil and some butter (I like them together because it's a bit creamier than just olive oil). I rinsed a can of salad beans and served those on top of each serving of quinoa.
Quick, easy, and healthy!! High in fiber, protein, and iron!