Risi e Bisi Revisited: Farro and Spring Pea Soup

Fresh Peas Risi e Bisi is an old dish from the Veneto region in Italy, and it means its springtime if you are eating risi e bisi. Made with rice and fresh peas, and depending on whose recipe you are following, it can be a soup, a risotto or a kind of warm rice and pea salad. Early May is the heart of fresh pea season, and I like rice, don’t get me wrong, but I really like farro and since I had a load of fresh peas in the house, it seemed like a natural idea to riff off the ol’ risi e bisi.

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