I LOVE risotto. Like love love it. I got hooked on it a few years ago when my friend Lisa sent me a tomato-sausage risotto recipe from Martha Stewart. Since then I've made about 10 different recipes and have yet to meet one I didn't thoroughly enjoy. Mushroom risotto, butternut squash risotto, roasted vegetable risotto with truffle oil, edamame risotto, red wine risotto....need I say more?! Rich, creamy, delicious.....and actually very easy to make!
I used to think making risotto was out of my league. Probably because the only place I had ever had it was at a fancy little steakhouse where they used a crumb scraper on our table after every (other) bite of bread! But then I tried making it, and I realized that if you're willing to stand at the stove and stir, you're good to go...the stirring is the hardest part!
(Of course....I never tell anyone that....) It's kinda nice to have a go-to "fancy" dish - something to serve on a special occasion or anytime you want to impress someone!
Shortly after I started blogging, I came up with my first "original" risotto recipe - Hallowine Risotto, made with a delicious spiced apple wine. Since then, I've had my eyes open for a new delicious combo....so when I saw this at the grocery store, I knew right away I'd found my inspiration!
Add some mushrooms, sausage, and parmesan cheese....and you have yourself an amazing (fancy-ish) meal. Great for a date night, a girls' night, or a family dinner! (My kiddos loved it!!)
French Onion Risotto
2 cups Pacific Organic French Onion Soup
2 cups water
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 package (approx 1 lb) sweet Italian turkey sausage, casings removed
8 oz. mushrooms, roughly chopped
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 cup Arborio rice1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, plus more for serving
2. In a large stockpot, heat oil over med-high heat. Add sausage and onion; cook 5 min.
3. Add mushrooms and cook until sausage is opaque.
4. Add rice and stir constantly to toast, 1-2 min.
5. Reduce heat to medium. Add 2 cups soup mixture and stir occasionally until fully absorbed. Continue stirring and add soup 1/2 cup at a time, waiting until it has been fully absorbed before adding more. Cook and stir until rice is creamy and tender.
7. Remove from heat, stir in Parmesan, and serve.
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