Spicy Sausage and Parmesan Risotto

With a prep. time of about 30 minutes, this meal is easy to put together but certain to please.

Spicy Sausage and Parmesan Risotto

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  • 4

    tablespoons butter, divided

  • 4

    hot Italian sausage links, casings removed

  • 1

    small white onion, chopped

  • 1

    cup Arborio rice

  • ½

    cup California chardonnay or similar white wine

  • 3

    cups chicken broth

  • cup Parmesan cheese, shredded

  • cup parsley


In a heavy (I prefer cast iron) skillet, melt 2 tablespoons of the butter over medium-high heat. Add the sausage and onion, breaking up any large pieces. Saute until the onions are translucent (4-5 minutes). Add rice and wine, then bring to a boil until all the liquid evaporates. Add the broth, bring to a boil, and then reduce heat to a simmer until risotto is tender (15 minutes). Mix in the Parmesan cheese and top with parsley. Season with salt and pepper to taste.


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