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

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  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.
Most Helpful

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.

GaylaV May 20, 2008

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.

La Dilettante July 28, 2009

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!

Pneuma November 02, 2008