A lot of gardeners shy away from mint because of its invasive reputation. This recipe is my favorite revenge. My kind, old, brassy neighbor was the first person to share the joy of passing along plants with me along with the recipe for Risi E Bisi.
Awesome any time, use your own easy to grow mint instead of shelling out money for the packets of herbs you’ll find at your grocery store.
Risi E Bisi
3/4 cup shredded carrot
1 10 oz pack frozen peas
3 cups cooked brown rice
1/3 cup thinly sliced green onions
2 tbs fresh mint, sliced thinly
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup rice vinegar
1 tbs oil
Combine carrots and peas in a colander. Pour 4 cups boiling water over both. Drain and toss together with rice, green onion, and mint. Stir in salt, rice vinegar and olive oil. Yields 4 servings.
About the author: Lisa Ueda offers home gardening tips at The Frugal Garden. Her aim is to inspire, awaken and motivate new gardeners into discovering their inner green thumbs.