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Riži-biži (rice and peas)

Riži-biži (rice and peas)
  • approx. 150 – 200 g of pancetta bacon
  • ½ kg of fresh skinned peas
  • salt
  • pepper
  • soup or water
  • and a pinch of rice per person


Cut the pancetta and garlic into bits and fry them lightly in a pan. Add a little water and cook for 15 minutes before adding the skinned peas, salt, pepper, and soup or water. Continue to cook further, until it softens. A little before it’s done, add the rice. When the rice is cooked, the meal is ready. Serve with grated parmigiano cheese.