Magazine Monday (early) brings us Sausage Risotto from Bon Appetit

It's an easy meal, except you need to have the time to stand at your stove and stir..and stir....and stir. Totally worth it.

Sausage Risotto

Stuff you'll need.....

3½ cups chicken broth
10 + ounces ground pork sausage
2 cups chopped leeks (white portions only)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup uncooked Arborio rice
½ cup dry white wine or chicken broth
2 cups grape tomatoes, halved
2 tablespoons minced fresh basil or 2 teaspoons dried basil
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
¼ cup (1 ounce) grated Parmesan cheese


1. Bring broth to a boil in 2-quart saucepan. Reduce heat to low to keep broth hot.

2. Cook sausage and leeks in large skillet - about 10 minutes or until sausage is thoroughly cooked, stirring frequently; drain. Return to skillet. Add garlic; cook 1 minute. Stir in rice; cook 3 minutes, stirring frequently.

3. Stir in wine; cook until wine is almost completely absorbed. Add ½ cup of the warm broth; cook until broth is absorbed, stirring constantly. Repeat with remaining broth, adding ½ cup at a time. (This will take about 20 minutes.)

4. Stir in tomatoesand basil. Sprinkle with cheese.

From Bon Appetit, March 1999

I will be sending this to CreamPuffs in Venice for her roundup of Magazine Monday. Surf over to visit the Creampuff and see what else is shaping up in her neck of the woods :-)

Buon Appetito!


girlichef said...

Mmmm...sounds tasty! I've been in the mood for a risotto lately, wish I was there...

Janel said...

I got some fabulous cherry tomatoes (they're long & skinny instead of round & fat). They would be perfect in this!

Rebecca from Chow and Chatter said...

can't beat a good risotto looks lovely

Rita said...

Risotto is one of my favourite things; it;s the stirring that sometimes get to me.

Pierce said...

Thank you all - wish you could join us for a patio dinner and a glass or two of wine! The stirring of risotto is calming...slow and easy.

Brenda said...

I've only made risotto once and it came out fabulous so I'm not sure why I haven't made it again. Thanks for the nudge, this looks wonderful!

Kim said...

I've made a ton of risotto, but never with sausage. This makes me feel like I've been missing out on something. This looks terrific!!

Hope you've been having a great summer!

Joanne said...

Haha yes risotto is ALWAYS worth the time and energy! This looks so good!

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Yum, I love the fresh tomatoes and basil in there. Delicious!

Velva said...

That is totally worth the stirring! Very nice.

Hope your summer is going well.


Pierce said...

Thank you so much Brenda, Kim, Joanne, Natashya and Velva. We don't have it as much as we'd like but....wouldn't want to get sick of it by overdoing...ya know.

Le laquet said...

I was only saying to Simon the other day - I've never actually made a risotto *waits for the gasps of shock* Paella - yep, but not the got to stir it all the time risotto. Must have a go!

Pierce said...

JO, I am shocked! You are quite the vixen in the kitchen so risotto would be right up your alley. Love paella...need to make that soon.

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