Here at InRome Cooking we are so excited by the arrival of Spring, and we want to celebrate it with a special vegetable: Peas. With their bright green color and sweet taste, peas are definitely the best veggies to represent this warm and happy season.
Eat as much peas as you can! They are rich of phosphor, iron and magnesium. If you are on a low-calorie diet, you should include them in your meals as they are very low in calories. Also, they contain less starch then other legumes, therefore they are easier to digest.
As usual, we want to share a great recipe with you. And our best peas recipe is Risi e Bisi, a typical dish of the Venetian cuisine. Bisi e Risi is a very peculiar dish. Too runny to be a risotto and too viscous to be a soup, Risi and Bisi is a dish somwehere in between.
In the region of Veneto, Risi e Bisi is served mainly in March, when the peas are harvested. It used to be served to the Doge during the banquets in the Palace and on the occasion of the Feast of Saint Mark on the 25th of April. Follow these easy directions and celebrate with us the arrival of Spring!
Risi e Bisi Recipe:
Photo by Anvi Gupta
Serves 4 people
- 1 kg of peas
- 200g of rise
- 60g of butter
- 50g of bacon
- 40g of parsley
- 4 spoons of extra-virgin olive oil
- ½ l of meat stock
- 80g of Parma cheese
- 1 onion
- Black pepper
- Wash the peas and the parsley and warm up the meat stock.
- Chop the bacon, parsley and onion and put them in a pot with 2 spoons of olive oil. Fry the mix for few minutes
- Add the peas and a ladleful of stock at a time for about 20 minutes
- Pour the rest of the stock into the pot. When it boils again, add the rice and let it cook while stirring it.
- 5 minutes before it’s ready, add salt, pepper, butter and Parma cheese. Cook until creamy.
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