Italian Rice and Garden Peas

This is a great side dish, Italian style.

  • 6 tbsp. butter
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 tbsp. finely chopped parsley
  • 1 cup regular white rice
  • 1  1/2 cups shelled garden peas
  • pinch of salt
  • 3 tbsp. Asiago cheese

In 4 tbsp. butter in a heavy saucepan, saute the onion and parsley for 5 minutes. Add the rice, saute, stirring occasionally for 5 minutes.

Add 2 cups water and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, covered for 14 minutes (until liquid is absorbed and NO STIRRING).

Cook the peas in boiling water for 12-15 minutes (until just tender). Drain well.

Stir the peas, salt and butter into the rice. Turn into a serving dish and everyone’s eyes will pop. Oh yeah, I almost forgot,  sprinkle the cheese over the top.

YUM!

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