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Minted Risi E Bisi

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Risi Bisi, literally translated literally, means "rice and peas" in Italian. It's a classic Venetian dish similar to risotto.


Quick and easy

Quick and easy

Quick and easy

Prep Time:

5 minutes

Cook Time:

30 minutes


6 - 8 servings


1/2  cup  finely chopped yellow onion

1/2  cup  finely chopped celery

2  tablespoons  olive oil

1 1/2  cups  risotto

2  (14.5 ounces) cans  chicken broth

1 1/2  cups  water

1/2  teaspoon  ground pepper

1  (10 ounce) box  frozen tiny peas (2 cups)

1/3  cup  grated Parmesan cheese

2  tablespoons  shredded fresh mint


Finely chop onion and celery.

Heat olive oil in a 3-quart saucepan over Medium heat.

Saute onion and celery 5 minutes.

Add rice and saute 3 minutes.

Pour in broth, water and pepper.

Bring to a boil and cook 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Meanwhile, remove mint leaves from stems.

Stack leaves and slice thinly to shred.

Stir frozen peas into rice mixture.

Cook 10 minutes, stirring frequently, until peas and rice are tender.

The consistency should be moist but not soupy.

Remove from heat; stir in Parmesan and mint.

Cover and let stand 5 minutes.

Serve while hot.

Garnish with mint, if desired
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