Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Sausage Risotto with Mustard Greens

Bon Appétit

  • 1 bunch dandelion greens, Swiss chard, or mustard greens (12 ounces), tough bottom stems removed, leaves cut into 3/4-inch pieces
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter, divided
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 large garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 6 ounces mild Italian sausage (about 1 1/2 links), casings removed
  • 2 cups arborio rice (13 to 14 ounces)
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 5 cups low-salt chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup (packed) freshly grated Parmesan cheese plus additional for serving

  1. Cook greens in boiling salted water just until wilted, about 1 minute. Drain; cool.

  2. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in large saucepan over medium heat; add onion and garlic. Sauté until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Add sausage; sauté until brown, breaking up with spoon, about 3 minutes.

  3. Add rice; stir 1 minute. Add wine; reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer until wine is almost absorbed. Add 1 cup broth. Stir until broth is almost absorbed. Add remaining 4 cups broth by 1/2 cupfuls, allowing broth to be absorbed before adding more. Mix in greens after 10 minutes. Cook until rice is tender and mixture is creamy, 25 minutes total. Mix in cheese and remaining 3 tablespoons butter. Season with salt and pepper.

  4. Serve risotto, passing additional cheese.

Notes: Tim stirred. He says stirring is his best kitchen task, and as we all know, risotto needs some good stirring!

Vegetarian Option: Replace sausage with additional greens or mushrooms and use vegetable broth.

Tim's Rating: 9.5/10
Liz's Rating: 9.5/10


WeezerMonkey said...

Ohhhhhhh nummers.

Joelen said...

I love the use of mustard greens in this... looks awesome!

Erin said...

This looks delicious! I love seeing those flavors together.

Maria said...

So creamy!! I love risotto!!

elly said...

Mmm this looks so good. You can't really go wrong with sausage (or risotto for that matter). Love the mustard/dandelion greens in this. I love them so much and think they are really underappreciated!

HaveShoesWillTravel said...

I've never made risotto before and have been wanting to try.

Erin said...

I saw this recipe in Bon Apetit, and thought it sounded great. I think you've inspired me to try it out for sure!

Elyse said...

Liz, seriously, you always have the best recipes. Sausage risotto? That sounds totally incredible! I'm so impressed. And, I love mustard greens. Wow, I cannot wait to try this!

MrsSchoon said...

OOh looks fantastic! I think I would love this.

Erin said...

So I made this the other night, and I really liked the flavors. I had a really hard time with the rice being too crunchy, though. I need to keep working on my risotto, because I have NOT mastered it yet!

Dazy said...

I'm making this today. I think I'll try to shoot it, but I don't think it will be as pretty as your picture!

generic cialis said...

I think that the Vegetarian Option is so cool,I have so happy with the information because I love the recipe, I think that the combination of flavors is so cool!22dd

niroa said...

Well, I do not really suppose this may work.