We've brought you 1,001 variations of risotto over the years, and much like Dalmatians, each and every single one has been wonderful and cute. (Well… maybe not cute.) With this risotto, we've finally won Best in Show: slightly spicy pork sausage perfectly melds with such adornments as fresh spinach, sweet bell pepper, and traditional marinara. The combination of that with rich, buttery, and creamy risotto will have you wagging your tail in delight. (Well… maybe just finish your plate instead.)
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You Will Need
Large Non-Stick Pan
Before You Cook
Prepare the Ingredients
Stem and mince oregano.
Stem, seed, remove ribs, and cut red bell pepper into ½" dice.
Coarsely chop spinach.
On a separate cutting board, remove Italian sausage from casing.
Start the Risotto
Place a medium pot over medium-high heat and add 2 tsp. olive oil.
Add rice, garlic, and oregano to hot pot. Stir occasionally until rice is toasted and opaque, 1-2 minutes.
Finish the Risotto
Add 1 cup boiling water and demi-glace to pot with rice. Rice should just be covered by liquid. Stir often until nearly all liquid is absorbed.
Add ½ cup boiling water and stir often until nearly all liquid is absorbed. Repeat this process, stirring often, 18-20 minutes.
Taste risotto as you cook, checking for tenderness. When rice has no more “bite” or crunch, it's done. There may be liquid left.
Remove from burner. Stir in Parmesan (reserving 1 Tbsp. for garnish), butter, and a pinch of salt. Cover and set aside.
Cook the Sausage Mixture
Place a large non-stick pan over medium heat and add 1 tsp. olive oil. Add sausage and red bell pepper to hot pan. Stir often, breaking up sausage with a spoon, until no pink remains, 4-6 minutes.
Stir in spinach and marinara and cook until spinach is wilted, 30-60 seconds.
Season with a pinch of pepper. Remove from burner.
Finish the Dish
Plate dish as pictured on front of card, topping risotto with sausage mixture and garnishing with reserved Parmesan. Bon appétit!
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