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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Sausage Risotto



Over a year ago I tried to make Risotto for the first time.  It was good for a first try (and super easy since it was made in the slow cooker), but it didn’t wow me enough to make it again.

Then I had one of those “clean out the refrigerator” type of days and decided it was time tackle risotto again.  This time, I made a (slightly) more authentic risotto, using a white wine and making the risotto stove top.  It didn’t take an hour as I had previously assumed and my family was crazy about the resulting meal!


Recipe Notes:
*Not a wine drinker?  Use an additional ½ cup chicken broth in place of the wine.


Sausage Risotto
Adapted from Jimmy Dean

3 ½ cups chicken or vegetable broth
1 (16 oz) package regular pork sausage
1 small onion, chopped
3 large carrots, chopped
1 tsp minced garlic
1 cup Arborio rice, uncooked
½ cup dry white wine
1 cup frozen spinach
½ tsp dried thyme
½ tsp dried sage
½ tsp black pepper
Salt to taste
Parmesan cheese, for garnish


Bring the broth to a boil in a medium sized sauce pan.  Reduce the heat to low to keep the broth hot, but not boiling.

Cook the sausage, onion, and carrots in a large sauce pan over medium-high heat.  Cook for 8-10 minutes or until the sausage is fully cooked and the vegetables are tender.  Drain off any excess fat.

Add the garlic and spinach to the pan, and cook for 1 minute.  Then add the rice and cook for 3 minutes, stirring frequently.

Stir in the wine, cooking until the wine is nearly absorbed.  Add ½ cup of hot broth, stirring and cooking until the broth is absorbed.  Repeat with the remaining broth, adding ½ cup at a time, until the liquid is absorbed (about 20 minutes).

Stir in the spices and garnish with cheese.

Serves 4

6 comments:

  1. I'm definitely going to have to try this! I love risotto!

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  2. Mmm, risotto is one of my favorite guilty pleasures. Looks like an amazing dish to come out of fridge cleaning!

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  3. I HAVE to try this, looks insanely delicious.

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  4. Love risotto and love "cleaning out the fridge" recipes! I'm always put off by the thought of making risotto but it is worth it when it is done!

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  5. Your risotto is beautiful! It looks delicious!

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  6. I love Risotto! A must try for me! THANks for posting!

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