I was recently sold on quinoa and how awesome it is! Gluten free, an almost perfect protein, easy to prepare, the list goes on! This is a combination of two recipes, one of which I altered. The first is from this site, (#16399, Quinoa-Toasted). The second is from Allrecipes.com (Caron's Kickin' Quinoa Salad), to which I made some changes. We thought it tasted a bit like sushi and loved it! Feel free to add more heat, but this had enough for our family as we've got wee ones. A large portion of the cooking time is cooling time.