I have a real treat for you all today! Monica from M double M is guest posting for me. I’m so excited. Monica gave me my very first ever blog award, The Versatile Blogger, back in February. It was the first time White Lights had gotten any kind of recognition. I flitted around the house and immediately called Mike to tell him how elated I was. That’s how I met Monica. After seeing the recipe she is sharing today I know you’ll all want to run right over to M double M and see more. You won’t be disappointed!
Chicken Sausage and Pea Risotto for Two
- 2 1/4 cups chicken broth if you’re using a can of broth, you can stretch it with a little bit of water
- 4 tsp olive oil
- 1 package 12 ounces fully cooked chicken sausage, sliced into thin disks
- 1/2 large yellow onion finely diced
- 1/2 cup Arborio rice
- 1/2 cup frozen peas
- 1/4 cup grated parmesan plus extra for garnish
- 1 tbs butter
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- salt and pepper to taste
Bring the broth to a simmer in a small saucepan. Cover and set aside.
Over medium heat, saute the sausage in 2 tsp of olive oil until golden brown, then remove and set aside (depending on your pan, you made need to do this in two batches to avoid overcrowding).
Saute the onion in the remaining 2 tsp of olive oil, with a pinch of salt. After about 2 minutes, add the rice. Cook for one more minute while stirring (the rice should start to get translucent around the edges).
Stir in 1 & 1/2 cups of hot broth to the rice, and reduce heat to low. Cover and cook for about 14 minutes, until the liquid has been absorbed. Stir once, approximately halfway through.
Add in 1/2 cup hot broth and stir vigorously and continually until the liquid is absorbed (about 3 minutes). Add the peas, and the remaining 1/4 cup of broth. Continue cooking and stirring until risotto is creamy and rice is al dente (about 3 more minutes).
Remove from heat, stir in the sausage, then let sit for 2 minute. Stir in the Parmesan, butter, and lemon juice. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve, with extra Parmesan sprinkled on top. Enjoy!