Saturday, May 14, 2011

Italian Sausage Risotto



Risotto is not something I eat very often, it seems like there is too much stirring for my liking, so I chanced my arm at a bit of a cheat and was pleasantly surprised by the out come and it was very popular with Baby also, though sometimes I think she would eat my arm if I left it in her way for too long ;) She loves her food just like her mammy. Here's what you will need;

Ingredients
3 Cups Stock
400g Tin of chopped tomatoes
Rice Bran oil Spray
1 Pack of good quality Italian sausages
1 Brown onion diced
2 cloves Garlic minced
1 1/4 Cups Of arborio rice
2 Tbsp Fresh Rosemary finely chopped
Dried Chilli to taste (I added this afterwards so baby could have some)
Parmesan Cheese

Method
Place stock and Tomatoes in a pot and bring to the boil simmer until needed
in a separate pan heat some oil and saute the onion and garlic add the sausages chopped into bite sized pieces, cook until lightly browned.
Add the Meat mixture, rice and rosemary to the stock and continue to simmer, stirring occasionally.
When the sauce starts to thicken and be absorbed into the rice you will need to stir continuously (for about 5 Min's) stir in the cheese season to taste and serve

Notes
Get some really good quality Italian sausages, please don't use beef sausages from the deli, they are so full of fat and other nasty stuff, 3 beef sausages is around the same fat content as a whole block of Chocolate, Id rather the choc!) Your Butcher will have some wonderful choices and will probably have made them himself so he can tell you exactly whats in them!
To Cut down on Calories instead of stirring the cheese thru sprinkle some on top

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