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Rice with Peas


  • 1/2 cup of rice
  • grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 small onion


Chop the onion up fine and put it into the saucepan with one-half the butter (one tablespoon). Cook until the onion is brown, then pour on the rice (raw) and fry until the rice is dry. Then add hot water, a ladleful at a time, taking care not to let the rice boil too hard, as it will then become hard in the middle and floury around the edges. When the rice is cooked, put the saucepan at the back of the stove, and add the rest of the butter. Before taking off the stove add a little grated Parmesan cheese and the peas, which have been prepared as follows:

To prepare the peas

  • 1 small piece of ham fat
  • 1/2 small onion
  • parsley
  • 3 tablespoons of olive-oil
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 can of green peas (or fresh peas, according to season)
  • broth


Take ham fat, onion, and parsley. Chop together fine, add olive-oil, salt and pepper, and put into a saucepan on the fire. When the onion is colored add green peas. When the peas have absorbed all the olive-oil add a sufficient quantity of broth to cover them (or water) and cook until peas are soft. Then mix the peas with the rice, add one tablespoon of Parmesan cheese, and serve.


Simple Italian Cookery.


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