Risi e Bisi

This classic Venetian dish of rice and peas is for the lazy--no monotonous stirring.

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 1/4 cups)
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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 335
  • Calories from fat: 17%
  • Fat: 6.2g
  • Saturated fat: 3.4g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.4g
  • Protein: 16.8g
  • Carbohydrate: 51.2g
  • Fiber: 3.1g
  • Cholesterol: 22mg
  • Iron: 3.5mg
  • Sodium: 860mg
  • Calcium: 153mg

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

Preparation

  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.
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