Place eggs in saucepan. Add enough cold water to cover eggs by 1 inch. Bring to boil over medium-high heat. Remove from heat, cover and let stand for 13 minutes. Drain and transfer eggs to bowl of ice water. Let stand until cool.
To prepare 1/2 cup of quinoa, combine 2 1/2 tablespoon of quinoa and 1/3 cup of water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer for 12 to 15 minutes or until water is just barely absorbed. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork and let cool completely.