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

"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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photo by Kumquat the Cats fr photo by Kumquat the Cats fr
photo by Kumquat the Cats fr
Ready In:
10mins
Ingredients:
10
Serves:
6
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ingredients

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directions

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

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Reviews

  1. GaylaV
    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.
     
  2. La Dilettante
    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.
     
  3. Pneuma
    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!
     
  4. mommycook 2
    it was a little too much lemon, so with the leftovers i added a little goat cheese. That made it a little more savory and a meal in itself!!
     
  5. Kumquat the Cats fr
    Amazingly good! The walnuts were a really nice addition, I recommend including them. Although I ended up using juice and zest of 1 1/2 lemons, I think 2 would have been better (as per chef's recommendation). Otherwise, I cooked the rice in vegetable broth and lowered the butter and oil to 1 teaspoon each and added some dill (mmm). I did overcook the peas a bit (forgot to lower the cooking time for 1 cup of frozen peas) so they came out a bit wrinkled. This of course was not the recipe's fault. My BF is a huge fan of rice and peas (risi e bisi) so I figured he'd love this recipe, and so he did! Will definitely be making this again, it's a winner!
     
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  1. GaylaV
    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.
     

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