I went to a friends house for dinner the other night and she made Quinoa (pronounced, kin-wah). I've had Quinoa before but it never occured to me until then that this might be the perfert lightweight backpacking food. It weighs almost nothing and yet is one of the most nutritious grains available. Unlike other grains, it is also a complete protein. And it tastes great with a few seasonings. You cook it like rice... two parts water... simmer for 15 mins... which is doable with a simmering alcohol stove (the penny alcohol stove claims it can simmer for 40 mins per dose). Or you could just cook it at home and eat it cold... or whatever. Anyway, just thought I would mention this as we don't often talk about how to make our food lighter (and yet still nutritious... unlike ramen noodles and most backpackers 'just add water' meals)... we tend to focus just on gear.
Here is a link I googled...