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A slightly soupier risotto

Rice and Peas (Risi e Bisi)

35 minutes 10 minutes active

This traditional Venetian dish, usually made in spring when fresh peas are at their best, is similar to risotto but is slightly soupier and not quite as creamy. Short-grain Arborio rice worked best; it has the necessary starch to thicken the cooking liquid. High-quality Parmesan cheese is key to the dish's savoriness. Simmering the Parmesan rind in the broth is an easy way to add deep savory flavors.

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