In a small pot with a lid, combine the quinoa and water, and add a pinch of salt. Bring the water to a boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer. Cover and cook until the quinoa has absorbed the water, about 15 minutes. Remove the pot from the heat and let it sit, covered, for 5-10 minutes to steam. Let cool. Do Ahead: The cooked quinoa can be refrigerated for up to 5 days or frozen for up to 3 months.