Rating: 3.33 stars
15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1

Ordinary rice is made extraordinary with chicken broth, peas, Parmesan cheese, and pine nuts. This slow cooker side dish is a very light and fluffy and it goes very well with beef, pork, chicken as well as seafood.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
3 hrs 40 mins
additional:
20 mins
total:
4 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine rice, onion, and garlic in bowl of a slow cooker. Pour chicken broth and water into a small saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat.

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  • Stir boiling liquid, Italian seasoning, and basil into rice mixture. Cover and cook on low setting for 2 to 3 hours, until liquid is absorbed. Stir in peas. Cover and cook 1 hour. Stir in cheese. Spoon into a serving dish and sprinkle with pine nuts.

Nutrition Facts

271 calories; protein 8.9g; carbohydrates 46.8g; fat 4.8g; cholesterol 6.2mg; sodium 721.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (14)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/04/2003
Very tasty. Lots of flavors I like. However it was too sticky. I hadn't rinsed the rice but will make sure I do next time to take that extra starch away. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/18/2005
Cook time varied with my crock pot. The rice turned our very tender almost gummy. This was my first experience with rice in the crock pot. Read More
(6)
15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
12/04/2003
Very tasty. Lots of flavors I like. However it was too sticky. I hadn't rinsed the rice but will make sure I do next time to take that extra starch away. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
I used to make "risi a bisi" when my girls were young. They loved it. I had forgotten about it until recently my eldest called me for the recipe and low and behold you had this featured. I have sent it on to them. after making it to check it out. Wonderful!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/18/2005
Cook time varied with my crock pot. The rice turned our very tender almost gummy. This was my first experience with rice in the crock pot. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/22/2011
I didnt use the crock pot. Instead I used a skillet. I used a whole onion (purple but yellow would do) and a few shitaki mushrooms. I fried the garlic onion and mushrooms in a little grape seed oil (better for you than olive oil check it out) until softened dumped in the rice and covered with chicken broth. Didnt have Italian seasoning so I substituted with oregano rosemary and a little parsley and ceyenne pepper. When most of the liquid was out of the pan I stired in the peas just to warm them up. Instead of parmesan cheese I grated asiago over top. I will make it this way again. Read More
(5)
Rating: 1 stars
07/22/2004
I made this and wasn't impressed - the flavor was very good but the texture was that of playdoh - not light and fluffy. Read More
(5)
Rating: 2 stars
08/29/2002
I consider myself to be a fairly good cook and this recipe bombed for me. It was complete mush. I'm not sure what I did wrong but I think I'll stick with my rice cooker. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/16/2004
I'll try again. Seemed to taste good but I had a big pot of mush. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
07/28/2011
This recipe turned out kind of bland. Also don't try to cook it on the stove instead of a crock pot. For most things it works not this one. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/17/2004
I don't have a crock pot so I cooked this in the microwave oven. It is good and I would serve it again. Read More
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