Risotto with Italian Sausage, Carmelized Onions, and Bitter Greens
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
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)
Pairs Well With
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.