To prepare fregola sarda, first rinse it in cold water, then boil it in salted water, a soup, or flavorful stock until tender (this will take up to about 15 minutes, and can vary with size). Drain if not serving in a soup, continue with the rest of your recipe or serve as-is.
Fregula sarda can be tossed with sauce similarly to other pastas (and is often served with clams in tomato sauce). It particularly excels in soups because it maintains its texture in liquids better than many other small pastas. Other uses for Fregula include grain salads, tossing with sautéed vegetables to make pilaf, or serving with white beans in a pasta i fagioli recipe.
Fregula pairs well with most pasta-friendly flavors, but is particularly nice with wild mushrooms.
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