OK, I feel a little ridiculous for having so much trouble with this, but for the life of me I can't rinse my quinoa!
I've tried a fine mesh strainer, but grains go through. Then, once the quinoa is wet it sticks to EVERYTHING and I can't get it out of the strainer and into the bowl to cook it. There are inevitably quinoa grains on my hands, strainer, spoon, sink . . . .
I'm cooking for one, so I generally just measure out a dry portion (42g) and cook it in the microwave. But I haven't found a good way to do this, either. Whatever I cover the bowl with gets covered in quinoa, too, and doesn't come off easily.
There has to be an easier way to do this. I would consider making a larger amount and then measuring it out for meals once cooked, if that's easier. Does someone know the measurement for a cooked portion of quinoa?