‘Risi e Bisi’ with Chicken, Carolina Gold Rice & Spring Peas
Easy-peasy risi e bisi! Although this dish has strong roots in Italy, it fits the Southern palate well. Translated simply as “rice and peas”, it’s starchy rice and delicate garden peas simmering in richly flavored broth until al dente. The finished dish is thicker than soup, but more brothy than risotto—and as delicious and comforting as can be. The first recipes for this type of dish originated in the Lowcountry around Charleston, which also happens to be home of heirloom Carolina Gold Rice.