• Risi e Bisi (Rice and Peas)

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    February 13th, 2012adminDinner, Italian, Kid Friendly, Sides

    So rich, so creamy, so flavorful – this risotto is perfect next to anything.

    Risi e Bisi (Rice and Peas)

    Risi e Bisi (Rice and Peas)

    6 servings
    231 calories per serving

    5 cups chicken stock
    1 sprig of thyme
    1 bay leaf
    2 springs of parsley
    2 T oil
    1 onion, chopped
    1/2 celery stalk, chopped
    2 strips bacon, chopped
    1 c raw arborio rice
    2 c frozen peas
    1 T butter
    2 T chopped parsley
    3/4 c grated parmesan
    Salt and pepper to taste

    Place stock and fresh herbs in a soup pot and bring to a boil then reduce heat and keep at a simmer. Saute onion, celery and bacon 5 minutes. Add rice and stir to coat then cook 1 minute. Remove herbs from stock and add 1/2 c of stock to rice mix and stir constantly so stock is absorbed. Add another 1/2 c and cook until stock is absorbed. Then add peas. Continue to add stock 1/2 c at a time and cook until absorbed until rice is tender and the mix is a little thinner than risotto. When done, stir in parsley, butter and parmesan and serve immediately.

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