2bleu's Lemony Rice With Peas (Risi E Bisi)

Total Time
5 mins
5 mins

This side dish is a light, refreshing, and a wonderful accompiniment to broiled fish or meat. It is also a great use of leftovers. You can vary the nuts from walnuts, to pecans, pine nuts or even sunflower seeds.

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  1. Heat butter and oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add all but 2 tablespoons green onions; sauté 30 seconds.
  2. Add rice and sauté until heated through, about 4 minutes.
  3. Add peas, lemon juice, zest, parsley, and salt and pepper. Sauté 2 minutes to blend flavors.
  4. Garnish with remaining green onions and optional chopped walnuts and serve immediately.
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5 5

This is a very good rice dish. We all really enjoyed it. I used my Wok to saute in. I cut the lemon in half as my husband isn't crazy about lemon. He thought it was very good and it had enough lemon for me as well. I subbed sliced almonds for the walnuts and they were perfect. I will be making this one again. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

5 5

Absolutely delicious! The tart lemon against the sweet peas was superb, and the walnuts were indeed a good touch. Next time I'll see what almonds or pine nuts do.

5 5

This is really good. Used a pinch of dried parsley and omitted the optional walnuts as I didn't have it. The lemony taste blended well with the rest of ingredients and I considered it an extra Vit C since I'm down with the flu. Thanks, 2Bleu!