Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 3 hrs 45 mins

Risi e Bisi (rice and peas) is a classic Italian dish. In the past, it was prepared only on the feast days decreed by Venice's ruler, the Doge.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Saute rice, onions, garlic and bacon in a skillet with the olive oil until bacon is done, about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. In saucepan, mix the broths with the water and bring to a boil. Add the Italian seasoning and basil.
  3. Add both mixtures to slow cooker. Cover and cook on low 2-3 hours, until liquid is absorbed.
  4. Stir in peas. Cover and cook 30 minutes more. Stir in cheese.