Split peas are a good source of fiber and protein. Cooking them before adding to this recipe keeps them from becoming mushy.
Kugel (pronounced KOO-gul) is a sweet or savory casserole that uses egg noodles, potatoes, or matzo meal to bind it together. This recipe uses matzo meal, a standard ingredient in recipes for Passover.
Farro is an ancient whole grain that can be used in place of rice. It has a chewy texture and a nutty flavor and is a good source of protein and fiber.
The hot pasta and pasta water finish cooking the eggs at the end of this dish, giving it a creamy consistency.