Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Sausage & Broccoli Risotto

This recipe exceeded my expectations. With wonderful ingredients like sausage, fresh vegetables and a delicious tomato wine sauce; it was a complete hit.

It's pretty too, isn't it!  I loved all the gorgeous colors.  Like a sunny day; eating pretty food just makes it better. 

Sausage & Broccoli Risotto
Adapted from Will Cook for Smiles

12 oz. ground Italian sausage
1 small bunch of broccoli, chopped fairly small
1 small onion, chopped
1 medium carrot, shredded
1 cup arborio rice
1 tbsp. garlic, minced
1 cup white wine
1 can chicken broth
1 can diced tomatoes
Salt and pepper

Cook sausage in nonstick pan and saute until almost done.  Add onion and carrot and cook for 3 - 4 minutes.

Add the tomatoes and rice and saute for about a minute. 

Add 1/2 cup white wine.  Stir evenly and cook until the wine is absorbed.  Add 1/2 of the broth, stir well and cook until absorbed.  Add the other 1/2 cup wine, stir well and cook until liquid is absorbed.  Add chicken broth slowly until rice is done and it is at desired consistency.  Add broccoli for the last 3 - 5 minutes or so of cooking to lightly steam. Don't overcook the broccoli!

One Year Ago...

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This is linked with:
Works for Me Wednesday at We are THAT Family
Kelly the Kitchen Kop at Real Food Wednesday
Whole Food Wednesday at This Chick Cooks
Gluten Free Wednesday at Gluten Free Homemaker
Mommy Club at Crystal and Co.
Recipe Linky at Newlyweds


  1. This looks like an easy weeknight dinner. Love the colors too :)

  2. That blue bowl with a square opening is too cool! I think I need to start shopping at Goodwill again. :) This sounds really yummy and you're right, pretty food does make the day better!

  3. That looks intensely good.

  4. So yummy, I love the bright colors and all the flavors I know my family would gobble this up. Thanks for sharing with Newlyweds Recipe linky.

    I pinned this recipe too.

  5. Genius! Why have I never thought to add meat to risotto? Definitely putting this on my list! :D

  6. What a creative risotto! The sauce does sound incredibly good!

  7. A healthy sausage dish... awesome. Please share this on my foodie friday linky today.