Thanks for the quick responses!
John ... It definitely does not smell moldy ...it smells, and tastes almost fruity! Oddly enough it is vaguely the same taste as the wild fermented oak leaves I'm trying. Should I add a little honey or date syrup (not sugar - too crude for me) ... or do I simply leave to become 'dry' quinoa-ade!? I do not drink alcohol (well OK, most of the fermented fruits have some in them, but I'm not after that rush).
Liz ... you mean eat the quinoa raw? If so, should I soak them AND sprout them? Never tried that before but, hey, anything to save on the electric! The quinoa are now happily cooking in my solar oven ... which, for me, seems to produced the best boiled rice ... ever!