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Croatian recipes: Rizi bizi

Croatian recipes: Rizi Bizi

Rizi bizi

Rizi bizi has been a popular side dish in Croatia for a long, long time and is especially a favourite for a lot of kids.

Rizi bizi, or rice with peas, tends to go best as a side dish with crumbed schnitzel, meat or a spicy sausage main.

Check out this easy and tasty recipe below.


Peas – 160 g
Rice (parboiled) – 200 g
Butter – 1 tablespoon
Onion – 1/2
Vegetable stock – 600 ml
Olive oil
White pepper


1. In a pan heat up butter and olive oil. Add the diced onions and salt. Let cook until the onions go soft.

2. Add rice and fry for a minute or two. Add the vegetable stock then turn down the heat to low and cook for around 10 minutes.

3. Now add the peas, a bit of olive oil, pinch of salt and pepper and mix. Turn the heat off, cover and leave for 5 minutes.

4. Rizi bizi is ready to serve.

Dobar tek!

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