Easy Peasy Risi e Bisi

First off, thank you to Elise of Elusive Reveries for becoming a follower of my ramblings.

Easy Peasy Risi e Bisic’mon….roll the R………..rrrrrrrrrrrrisi e bisi

Italian–style peas with tangy Parmesan Cheese is a new favorite. Another fantastically easy recipe that will certainly grace our table again soon.

Have I mentioned I really like the Glamour cookbook? A few posts back I made a banana bread from the book: 100 Recipes Every Woman Should Know .... Sadly, I had to return the book to the libray before cooking too much more from the fantastic recipes.

This one, Risi e Bisi was great!

Serves 2 as a main course or 4 as an appetizer. For us it was a side dish with grilled chicken.

Here's what you need!

1 TB olive oil
1 small onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, chopped
½ cup orzo
1 ¼ cups chicken or vegetable stock
¾ cup water
Salt and pepper
1/3 cup Parmigiano-Reggiamo cheese
1 cup frozen peas

Orzo is a rice-like pasta that cooks up like a risotto. It rich and creamy…just as the book promotes.

Ok, ready to go?

In small saucepan heat oil the add garlic and onion. Cook, and stir a few times, until golden and softened.

Add orzo to the pan and cook 2 minutes.

Add stock and water, season with salt and pepper.

Bring stock to a boil and then simmer on low heat, covered, for about 20 minutes. Stir occasionally.

Stir in cheese and peas (I added a bit more than 1 cup) and cook for 5 minutes more.

Be prepared to love this creamy dish – yum! This cookbook is going on my wish list :-)

Sending this to Honeybunch at The Life and Loves of Grumpy's Honeybunch who is hosting Presto Pasta Nights!



Velva said...

This is just the kind of 'easi peasi" side dish that I would eat right out of the pan. It would never make it to my plate.

Happy summer to you! It's hot!!!


Brenda said...

Do you know I've never used orzo before? I love peas and this looks really good. I agree with Velva, I'd be eating this right out of the pan. I am a bit disappointed though, what happened to the bartender for this meal?

Brenda said...

Whoops! I see a glass of wine. :o) Scratch that last comment.

The Food Hunter said...

another wonderful orzo recipe. thanks for sharing.

Drick said...

now that does sound great, peas I think are so versatile but somebody in my household does not like them, can you imagine that? have to sneak them in every now and then, this one will be for me...

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