Sausage  Mushroom Risotto
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Sausage & Mushroom Risotto



Sausage and Mushroom Risotto Recipe

Sausage and Mushroom Risotto Recipe

Welcome to my kitchen! Today, I will be sharing with you my delicious recipe for Sausage and Mushroom Risotto. This Italian dish is a comforting and flavorful combination of creamy risotto, savory sausage, and earthy mushrooms. It’s the perfect dish to impress your family and friends with your culinary skills. Let’s get started!

Ingredients

  • 300g (10.5oz) Arborio rice
  • 400g (14oz) Italian sausage, removed from casings
  • 200g (7oz) mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 liter (4 cups) chicken or vegetable broth
  • 120ml (1/2 cup) white wine
  • 60g (1/2 cup) grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley for garnish

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the sausage and cook until browned, breaking it up into small pieces with a wooden spoon.
  2. Remove the sausage from the pan and set aside. In the same pan, add the butter and onion. Cook until the onion is translucent.
  3. Add the mushrooms and garlic to the pan. Cook until the mushrooms are tender and golden brown.
  4. Return the sausage to the pan and add the Arborio rice. Stir well to coat the rice with the mixture.
  5. Pour in the white wine and cook until it is absorbed by the rice.
  6. Gradually add the chicken or vegetable broth, about 1/2 cup at a time, stirring constantly until the liquid is absorbed before adding more.
  7. Continue adding the broth and stirring until the rice is cooked al dente, tender with a slight firmness in the center. This process will take about 20-25 minutes.
  8. Remove the pan from heat and stir in the grated Parmesan cheese. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  9. Cover the risotto and let it rest for a few minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
  10. Garnish with fresh parsley and serve hot. Enjoy!

Notes/Tips

  • For a vegetarian version, you can substitute the sausage with plant-based sausages or omit it entirely.
  • Feel free to add other vegetables like peas or spinach to the risotto for added flavor and nutritional value.
  • To make the risotto extra creamy, you can stir in a splash of heavy cream or mascarpone cheese at the end.
  • Experiment with different types of mushrooms, such as porcini or shiitake, to add depth of flavor to the dish.
  • Serve the risotto as a main course or as a side dish alongside grilled meats or roasted vegetables.

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