For me it would be couscous. Middle East, no Near East makes several varieties that are so easy and are good hot or cold, depending on the meal. When I buy plain, I like to soak it in chicken (or other) stock, and add capers, chopped herbs (chives, mint, parsley come to mind). I especially love it, hot or cold, in the summer, because I don't have an air conditioned kitchen and all I have to do is nuke the water and pour it over. They also make a taboule that is a good starch as well, and just as easy. Both are good with a dab of good olive oil and the juice of a lemon (or half, depending on size).