Join! 12 weeks for $1

Check out our latest issues.

Chef Eric Ripert teaches us how to make vegetables the star of the plate.

In Mumbai, we learned a home-cook friendly version of Butter Chicken.

Take a cooking class with us and our instructors from around the world.

NEW - 125 simple weeknight recipes from the world's healthiest cuisine.

1000+ hard-to-find items from around the world.

A slightly soupier risotto

Rice and Peas (Risi e Bisi)

35 minutes 10 minutes active

Made This Recipe? Write a Review.
Thank you for submitting your review! A member of our team is confirming the review meets our site's Community Guidelines. It will be posted on the site shortly.

Rice and Peas (Risi e Bisi)

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.

4

Servings

35 minutes

10 minutes active

Reviews
Nancy H.

Rough ride, takes about 1h 25 m to make. It is good, as is risotto when made with good stock. Pressure cooker risotto is a true 20-25 minute meal though, cook off a little less liquid after releasing pressure and you would have this as a 20-25 minute meal as well.

Michele R.

Good homemade broth is key here. With that caveat, this is delicious when made as written.

Michele R.

Take two and this time substituting guanciale - jowl bacon - being made by a local pasture raised hog rancher - for the pancetta. Also delicious. We almost always choose carnaroli when making any rice dish calling for arborio and that is what we used in this dish too both times. This is one of our fav recipe discoveries of 2020 pandemic cooking times.


Pardon the interruption

You need to be a Milk Street Digital Member to see the full recipe

JOIN MILK STREET DIGITAL & PRINT
12 WEEKS FOR JUST $1

and get access to all of our recipes and articles online, as well as in print.

GET DIGITAL & PRINT
How we use your email.

Your email address is required to identify your subscription. We will use it for customer service as well as other communications from Milk Street. We will not share, or rent your email address.