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Risi e Bisi

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

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  1. 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.