"Risi e Bisi" Pilaf

Side Dishes

"Risi e Bisi" Pilaf

An Italian rice and pea soup was the inspiration for this easy side dish. It's better than instant pilaf by a long shot!


4 servings

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Sauté onion in butter and oil in a sauté pan over medium-high heat until softened, about 5 minutes.

Add rice and spaghetti; stir to coat with oil. Cook rice until lightly toasted, stirring often to prevent sticking, 3 minutes.

Deglaze pan with wine; simmer until liquid evaporates.

Stir in broth; season pilaf with salt. Reduce heat to medium-low and cover pan with a lid wrapped in a clean dish towel (to prevent moisture from dripping off the lid into the rice). Simmer rice until firm, 15 minutes. Remove pan from heat and let stand, covered, 5 minutes.

Off heat, add peas and Parmesan. Stir in prosciutto just before serving and season pilaf with pepper.

Nutritional Facts

Nutritional Facts

Per serving

Calories: 317

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 10g 15%

Saturated Fat 4g 20%

Cholesterol 22mg 7%

Sodium 357mg 14%

Carbs 41g 13%

Fiber 3g 12%

Protein 11g

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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