Risi e bisi

    50 minutes

    Fresh peas are a good, low-fat protein source. They are all rich in vitamin C, while green peas also contain folate and thiamin. Pea pods offer measurable potassium.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 2 rashers bacon (30g), finely chopped
    • 1 small onion, finely chopped
    • 1 cup rice
    • 1 3/4 cups chicken stock
    • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
    • Salt
    • 3 cups frozen peas
    • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
    • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
    • 2 teaspoons unsalted butter

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Combine the bacon and 1/4 cup water in a large nonstick saucepan over moderate heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until the bacon has rendered its fat. Add the onion and cook for 7 minutes or until golden brown and tender.
    2. Add the rice, stirring to coat. Add the stock, 1 1/2 cups water, the pepper and a pinch of salt, and bring to the boil. Reduce to a simmer, cover and cook for 15 minutes. Stir in the peas and parsley, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes or until the rice is tender and the peas are heated through. Stir in the Parmesan and butter.

    Did you know?

    *Cooked edible-pod peas contain twice as much vitamin C as green peas. If they are eaten raw or just barely cooked, their vitamin C levels are even higher.
    *Sugar snap peas have a thin, edible pod enclosing good-sized peas; both pod and peas are super-sweet. Because their peas are more fully developed, sugar snaps are somewhat higher in protein than snow peas.

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