Italian Rice Risi e Bisi

Italian Risi e Bisi Rice and Peas

Rice and Peas


  • 1 cup young peas
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1 stalk chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup long-grain rice
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 3 tablespoons grated fresh Parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, extra


1. Heat the olive oil in heavy saucepan, add the onion and the celery stir in through for 2 -3 min until onion became golden brown .

2. Add the rice and keep stirring for another 2 min, until the rice became translucent

3. Add the wine, chicken stock, salt and pepper, keep on stirring and bring to boil and reduce the heat to low

4. Simmer about 15 min until the rice tender, before you take it off the heat add the peas and mix it gently for 1, then stir in the extra olive oil and cheese. Press mixture in a bowl, turn onto and serve immediately