Rice and Peas

Fresh green peas

This mild rice dish, inspired by the Italian classic risi e bisi, or rice and peas. Serve as a side dish with bean dishes and tofu dishes.

Serves: 4 to 6

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 vegetable bouillon cube
  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 2 cups frozen petite green peas, thawed
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup minced sun-dried tomatoes
    (best with moist but not oil-packed)
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Heat the oil in a large saucepan. Add the onion and sauté over medium heat until golden.

Add the water and bouillon cube and bring to a simmer. Stir in the rice, cover, and simmer gently until the water is absorbed, about 30 minutes. Stir in the peas and cook just until heated through.

Stir in the parsley and dried tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper and serve.

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