Salted Grain (Cuccia Salata)

Servings 6


  • 1 cup grano or Pearled Soft White Wheat ND
  • pecorino (ewe) cheese
  • Salt and pepper


  • vegetables of your choice such as cabbage, cauliflower, or dried legunes


  • Combine 8 cups water, salted as you would for pasta, and Grano in a pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium. Simmer, stirring frequently, until Grano is tender but still chewy, about 30-35 minutes. Drain well, season with oil, salt and pepper, and a little pecorino (ewe) cheese, stir and serve.
  • VARIATION: cook the vegetables of your choice separately, then add to the Grano mixture; stir and serve.