Cook quinoa and lentils according to package instructions. If you don't have that option, follow these: For lentils, add lentils to a pot with 2.5 cups water. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, and cook for 35 minutes. Remove from heat, and drain excess water. For quinoa, add the quinoa to a pot with 2 cups of water. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let rest 5 minutes before fluffing with a fork.