Fregola—also known as fregula—is the missing link between pasta from Italy and couscous from North Africa. It is made from semolina, like couscous, but is cooked in ample liquid, like pasta. Fregola is made by home books throughout Sardinia; it can be purchased at specialty stores in the U.S.Plus: Pasta Recipes and Tips
The simple flavors here would be best complemented by a refreshing white with a slightly salty edge. A Sardinian Sauvignon Blanc would be ideal. A Portuguese Vinho Verde with a slight sparkle would also work well.