Real Foods Organic Puffed Quinoa has a light, fluffy texture when cooked. Its mild slightly nutty flavour makes it a great alternative to white rice or couscous. Cooking Instructions: Firstly remove the outer coating of the quinoa, do this by soaking the grain in water for a few hours, then changing the water and re-soaking, or rinsing it in running water either in a fine strainer or in cheesecloth. Treat quinoa the same as rice, bringing two cups of water to one cup of grain and bring to the boil. Cover at a low simmer and cook for 14 – 20 minutes, or until the germ separates from the seed. The cooked germ should have a slight bite to it.