Quick & Easy

Risi e bisi

A classic of the northern Italian city of Venice, risi e bisi has the rather boring name of rice and peas, when translated into English. Happily it tastes just as good.
Risi e bisi



1.In a medium saucepan, heat butter on medium heat, add onion and ham. Cook for about 2-3 minutes, stirring, until the onion is soft, but not coloured.
2.Add the peas and 1/2 cup (125ml) of the stock; simmer, covered, for about 5 minutes.
3.Add the remaining stock; bring to the boil. Stir in the rice; simmer, stirring occasionally, for about 15 minutes, or until the rice is just tender.
4.Remove rice from heat; allow to stand for 3 minutes. Stir in parsley and parmesan. Season to taste with pepper before serving.

Not suitable to freeze. Not suitable to microwave. You will need about 800g fresh peas in the pod for this recipe.


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