Try this twist on kasha varnishkes, a classic Jewish dish made with buckwheat and bow ties: Toast 1 cup farro in a saucepan over medium-high heat with olive oil. Add 2 cups water and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Bring to a boil, then cover and simmer until the water is absorbed, 20 to 25 minutes. Meanwhile, cook 1 pound orecchiette as directed; drain. Brown 3 tablespoons butter; toss with the pasta and farro (or toss with walnut oil). Season with salt.
Photograph by Con Poulos