Risotto with Italian Sausage, Carmelized Onions & Spinach

Risotto with Italian Sausage, Carmelized Onions & Spinach

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  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings


Ingredients

  • 4

    cups chicken broth

  • ½

    cup water

  • 2

    teaspoons olive oil

  • 1

    large onion, chopped

  • 2

    teaspoons sugar

  • 8

    ounces sweet turkey Italian sausage

  • ¼

    cup chopped shallots

  • 1

    cup Arborio rice (or other medium-grain rice)

  • cup white wine

  • 2

    cups trimmed spinach

  • 3

    tablespoons parmesan cheese

  • 1

    teaspoon grated lemon rind

Directions

1. Bring broth & water to a simmer in a medium saucepan (do not boil). Keep warm over low heat. 2. Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add chopped onion and sugar to pan. Sauté until caramelized. Remove from heat, place in a small bowl & set aside. 3. Remove casings from sausage & sauté in pan until browned and crumbled. Add shallots; sauté 2 minutes. Add rice; sauté 30 seconds. Add wine; cook 45 seconds or until nearly absorbed, stirring constantly. 4. Stir in 1 cup hot broth and cook until nearly absorbed, stirring constantly. Add remaining broth, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring constantly until each potion of broth is absorbed before adding the next. 5. Remove from heat; stir in reserved onion, spinach & remaining ingredients.


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