Spicy Grano (Grano All'arrabbiata)

Servings 6


  • 1 cup Grano or Pearled Soft White Wheat (ND
  • 4 peeled roma tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup pancetta diced
  • 1 hot pepper diced
  • 3/4 lb. mushrooms washed and cut into strips
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • Parmesan cheese grated


  • 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.
  • Heat oil in a frying pan. Add pancetta, finely diced pepper and garlic. Turn down heat to simmer. Add Grano, mushrooms, and the tomatoes. Simmer for a half hour. Top with grated Parmesan cheese.