Thanks. I just found a Nesco 700 watt dehydrator on a craigslist, so maybe I will try drying it out after all. Quinoa obviously offers an advantage over minute rice in terms of protein and nutrition, which is why I'm interested.
I've read the recipes that at least one of you has posted in other threads and this has inspired me. I think I am going to attempt some sort of taco tasting freezer bag meal with quinoa, ground turkey, cumin, chili powder, and cheese added on top.