1Bring water to a boil in saucepan over high heat. Stir in quinoa, reduce heat to med-low, cover and simmer 15-18 minutes or until most liquid is absorbed. Place in a fine mesh sieve and run under cold water to cool quickly. Shake off excess liquid.
Combine mayonnaise, sour cream, sugar, curry, cumin and salt. Stir until well blended. Stir in celery, onions and raisins.
Add chicken, almonds and quinoa. Toss and let stand 10 minutes to absorb flavors and allow quinoa to turn yellow slightly.