Risi e Bisi

Rice and Peas (Risi e Bisi)

Contributor: Lucia Fanton

Ingredients of Risi e Bisi

2 cups of green peas
½ cup chopped onion
2-4 tablespoons of olive oil
chopped parsley
salt and pepper
1 ½ cups Arborio rice
5 c stock cube butter
½ cup grated Parmesan cheese

How to make Rice and Peas

Place enough olive oil in a pan and brown the onion. Add the small, sweet peas. This may be frozen or from a can but taking care not to drop all of the liquid. Cook until flavor comes out and add parsley, salt and pepper. Cook until just tender. (Risi e Bisi already an excellent side dish.)

Put the flavoured peas in a risotto pan and add the rice. Cook well and slowly add the hot stock, stirring the risotto continuously with the help of a slotted spoon. When the rice is almost cooked, add the butter and Parmesan cheese to make the dish creamy.