Pour the quinoa into a fine mesh colander and rinse under cold running water for 1 minute, shaking as it rinses to allow all of the quinoa to be rinsed. Drain well.
In a medium size saucepan add the rinsed quinoa and water/chicken broth. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat. Once it begins to boil reduce heat to a simmer.
Continue to cook until all the water/broth has been absorbed. This will take approximately 10 minutes. As the quinoa cooks, gradually reduce the heat setting to maintain a gentle simmer.
Remove the pot from heat, cover, and let sit untouched for 5 minutes.
Remove the lid and fluff the quinoa with a fork.
Season with salt, to taste.