Easy Risotto Recipes: This Delicious Risi e Bisi Recipe Is Simply Italian Rice With Peas & Ham by 30Seconds Food

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Easy Risotto Recipes: This Delicious Risi e Bisi Recipe Is Simply Italian Rice With Peas & Ham

Risi e bisi is an Italian rice dish similar to risotto. This easy risi e bisi recipe uses rice, peas and ham, so it's a creative way to use leftover ham after a big family meal. So savory, so easy and so delicious!

Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 2 cups vegetable broth or chicken broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped fine
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup chopped leftover ham or diced prosciutto  
  • 1 cup Arborio rice
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen peas
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • chopped parsley, for garnish 

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Combine the broth and water in a saucepot. Bring to a simmer and keep warm. 
  2. Heat the olive oil in a skillet. Add the onion and cook until soft, about 3 minutes. Add the garlic and cook 30 seconds. Add the ham and cook about 2 minutes more. 
  3. Add the rice and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes.
  4. Starting slowly adding the hot broth into the rice about 1 cup at a time and cook until it has absorbed. 
  5. Add the peas and Parmesan cheese and cook about 2 minutes more. Mix well. Season with salt and pepper. Garnish with chopped parsley. 

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Julie Rose
So so delicious. 🥰
This looks really good!
Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
I love rice dishes like this. So savory and comforting. Can't wait to try it, thanks!

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