Venetian Rice and Peas (Risi E Bisi)

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READY IN: 1hr 30mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a saucepan, bring the broth to a gentle simmer over medium heat.
  • Decrease heat to low and maintain a simmer.
  • In a large saucepan, warm the olive oil over medium heat.
  • Add the onion and sauté until tender and golden, about 8 minutes.
  • Add the rice and cook, stirring, until the rice is hot, about 2 minutes.
  • Add a ladleful of broth and stir until the broth is absorbed.
  • Continue to add broth a ladleful at a time, stirring and allowing it to be absorbed before adding more, for about 10 minutes.
  • Adjust the heat, as needed so the liquid is absorbed rapidly.
  • Stir in the peas and parsley and season with salt and pepper.
  • Resume adding the broth a ladleful at a time and stirring until the rice is tender yet firm to the bite, 8-10 minutes.
  • If you run out of broth before the rice is ready, add hot water.
  • The finished rice should be loose and flowing.
  • Remove from the heat, cover, and let stand for 20 minutes.
  • Uncover, stir in the cheese and butter, and serve.
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