Einka, short for "Einkorn," is one of the oldest known cultivated types of wheat (making it an ancient grain!). Einka is a type of Farro (an all-encompassing Italian word for several types of ancient grains), and is rich in protein, phosphorus, iron, potassium, and many other nutrients. Once cooked, Einka retains a bit of chew and has a slightly nutty flavor, making it great as a rice substitute, in pilafs, or added to salads. It is also good as a substitute for Arborio rice in risotto.
Basic cooking instructions: Combine 1 cup of Einka with 2 cups of water and a little salt. Bring to a boil, then simmer covered over medium-low heat for about 20 minutes, until the grains are cooked through but still a little chewy. Remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes, then drain any excess liquid. Serve hot or cold.