RISOTTO WITH ITALIAN SAUSAGE, CARMELIZED ONIONS, AND BITTER GREENS

 

  • Cooking Time: 60 minutes
  • Servings: 4
  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 cups chopped onion (about 1 large)
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 8 ounces sweet turkey Italian sausage
  • 1/4 cup chopped shallots
  • 1 cup Arborio rice or other medium-grain rice
  • 1/3 cup white wine
  • 2 cups arugula leaves
  • 3 tablespoons freshly grated pecorino Romano cheese
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind

Directions

  • Bring broth and 1/2 cup water to a simmer in a medium saucepan (do not boil). Keep warm over low heat.
  • Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add chopped onion and sugar to pan; sauté 7 minutes or until onion is golden. Place onion mixture in a small bowl; set aside.
  • Removing casings from sausage. Add sausage to pan; sauté 4 minutes or until browned, stirring to crumble. Add chopped shallots; sauté 2 minutes. Add Arborio rice; sauté 30 seconds. Stir in white wine; cook 45 seconds or until liquid is nearly absorbed, stirring constantly. Stir in 1 cup hot broth; cook 2 minutes or until the liquid is nearly absorbed, stirring constantly. Add remaining broth, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring constantly until each portion of broth is absorbed before adding the next (about 20 minutes total). Remove from heat; stir in reserved onion, arugula, and remaining ingredients.
  • Calories:390 (24% from fat)
  • Fat:10.3g (sat 3.6g,mono 3.6g,poly 1.4g)
  • Protein:21.1g
  • Carbohydrate:53.1g
  • Fiber:4.4g
  • Cholesterol:54mg
  • Iron:2.4mg
  • Sodium:900mg
  • Calcium:104mg

Notes

This is an easy risotto recipe that I made last Sunday night from Cooking Light. It took me much longer to carmelize the onions than what is stated in the recipe. I was not too keen on the taste of the arugula, next time I may use baby spinach.

Categories: Main Dish  Rice 

Author Credit: David Bonhom, Cooking Light

Website Credit: http://find.myrecipes.com/recipes/recipefinder.dyn?action=displayRecipe&recipe_id=1714564

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