There are a number of ways to cook quinoa. You can boil it, soak it, casserole with it and microwave it. I have had a number of negative comments sent to me about the idea of using microwave oven for cooking quinoa. These comments talk about the harm that microwaving quinoa does to the food. They say that it takes all the goodness out of the quinoa and makes the point eating healthy foods such as quinoa pointless.
While I do know a great deal about quinoa I am not qualified or knowledgeable to know if this is true. If you know please comment below this post.
Having said all this I much prefer the texture of quinoa that has been boiled over quinoa cooked in a microwave oven. You can see the 2 main methods on the quinoa video page. Once you have cooked it you can add it to other foods in a quinoa salad or a stir fry dish.