Did you know that you can freeze quinoa? I read about it over at Not Rachael Ray. I figured it was worth a shot. So, when I made Broccoli Quinoa Casserole in November, I cooked up the entire box and froze what I didn't use in ziplock bags in 1 1/2 c and 1 c portions.
This was a huge time saver for me, doing the cooking just once. When I used the quinoa, I let it defrost in the fridge first. Guess what! No one noticed a difference in texture or flavor. I've heard you can do the same with rice so I might have to give that one a try next.