Tomato and Sausage Risotto

10 Feb

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INGREDIENTS

1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes in juice
1 tablespoon olive oil
3/4 pound sweet or hot Italian sausage, casings removed
1 small onion, finely chopped
Salt and pepper
1 cup Arborio rice
1/2 cup dry white wine (can use chicken broth and a squirt of lemon juice)
1 bunch flat-leaf spinach (10 to 14 ounces), washed, stems removed, and chopped (about 7 cups)
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, plus more for serving (optional)
2 tablespoons butter

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a small saucepan, combine tomatoes (with their juice) and 3 cups water. Bring just to a simmer; keep warm over low heat.
  2. In a large saucepan or skillet, heat oil over medium. Add sausage and onion; season with salt and pepper. Cook, breaking up sausage with a spoon, until sausage is opaque and onion has softened, 3 to 5 minutes.
  3. Add rice; cook, stirring until well coated, 1 to 2 minutes. Add wine; cook, stirring until absorbed, about 1 minute.
  4. Add about 2 cups hot tomato mixture to rice; simmer over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until absorbed, 4 to 5 minutes. Continue adding tomato mixture, 1 cup at a time, waiting for one cup to be absorbed before adding the next, stirring occasionally, until rice is creamy and just tender, about 25 minutes total (you may not have to use all the liquid).
  5. Remove pan from heat. Stir in spinach, Parmesan, and butter; season with salt and pepper. Add more of the hot tomato mixture if needed to reach the desired consistency. Serve immediately (risotto will thicken as it cools), and sprinkle with additional Parmesan, if desired.

Recipe adapted from Smitten Kitchen

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