Risi e Bisi

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This classic Venetian dish of rice and peas is for the lazy--no monotonous stirring.
4 servings (serving size: 1 1/4 cups)


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2 teaspoons butter or stick margarine
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/3 cup finely chopped smoked ham
1 1/2 cups shelled green peas (about 1 1/2 pounds unshelled green peas)
1 cup uncooked Arborio rice or other short-grain rice
3 cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
1/2 cup dry white wine
1/3 cup (1 1/2 ounces) grated fresh Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1/8 teaspoon black pepper


Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and ham; sauté 3 minutes. Add peas and rice; cook for 2 minutes. Add broth and wine; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in the cheese, parsley, and pepper.

Created date

June 2004

Nutritional Information

Calories 335
Caloriesfromfat 17 %
Fat 6.2 g
Satfat 3.4 g
Monofat 2 g
Polyfat 0.4 g
Protein 16.8 g
Carbohydrate 51.2 g
Fiber 3.1 g
Cholesterol 22 mg
Iron 3.5 mg
Sodium 860 mg
Calcium 153 mg