Risi E Bisi With Ham Recipe


Preparation Time15 MinCooking Time30 Min
Ready In45 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexHealthyServings4
MethodMain Ingredient
Interest Group


 Margarine1 Tablespoon, divided (Plus 1 Teaspoon)
 Diced onion1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Boiled ham4 1⁄2 Ounce
 Converted enriched rice2 Ounce
For garnish
 Parsley sprigs1
 Peas1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Chicken broth1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
 Grated parmesan cheese1 Ounce

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 167 Calories from Fat 58

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 7 g10.1%

Saturated Fat 1.8 g8.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 6.2 mg2.1%

Sodium 337.5 mg14.1%

Total Carbohydrates 17 g5.7%

Dietary Fiber 1.3 g5.1%

Sugars 2.3 g

Protein 10 g20%

Vitamin A 6.6% Vitamin C 15.2%

Calcium 12.6% Iron 5.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. In a 1 1/2- or 2-quart saucepan, place the 2 teaspoons margarine
2. Heat the margarine over medium heat till it is bubbly and melted
3. Add onion to the pan and sauté till transparent
4. Add the ham, rice and peas to the pan and cook on gentle heat till the rice is opaque and transparent. This will take about two minutes
5. Add broth to the pan and bring it to a boil
6. Reduce the heat of the pan and simmer on low heat till all the liquid is completely absorbed
7. Remove the pan from the heat
8. Add in the cheese and stir well
9. Add the rest of the margarine and mix well again
10. Transfer to the serving dish

11. Garnish with parsley
12. Serve hot immediately