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“Risi e Bisi” – a Venetian springtime “risotto”

Risi e bisi (rice and peas) is a classic springtime Venetian dish. Technically, you could now prepare it any time of the year but this dish really shines in the month of May and June when the peas are freshly harvest and using the local rice crops in the Po river estuary, among the Verona province.
Risi and Peas dish is known to be brought into our culinary tradition in the 16th century by the Doge of Venice. He loved this dish so much that he declared it “national plate” to …