A favorite grain of mine that I eat a lot is Bulgar. It is a wheat kernel that have been steamed, dried and then crushed. Its a popular staple in middle eastern cooking. Its very easy to prepare since it has already been cooked, just add one part Bulgar to one part boiling salted water, turn off heat and cover, after about ten minutes its done. It can be as a side or in salads. For the classic Greek tabbouleh salad just add fresh lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil and lot of chopped parsley to the cooked grains. I like to add toasted almonds also for there texture and nutty flavor.