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.