Recipe - Nutripedia, Sausage and Spinach Risotto
3 cups fat-free, lower sodium chicken broth
1 cup water
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 (8-ounce) package presliced mushrooms
5 ounces sweet Italian sausage, casings removed (about 2 links)
1/2 cup chopped shallots
3 garlic cloves
1 cup uncooked Arborio rice
1/3 cup dry white wine
1 (6-ounce) package baby spinach
1/4 cup (1 ounce) shaved fresh Romano cheese
Bring broth and 1 cup water to a simmer in a small saucepan (do not boil); keep warm over low heat.
Heat a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add oil; swirl to coat. Add salt and mushrooms to pan; cook for 8 minutes or until browned, stirring occasionally. Remove mushrooms from pan, and set aside.
Add sausage to pan, and cook for 3 minutes or until browned, stirring to crumble. Add shallots and garlic; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in wine, and cook until liquid is nearly absorbed, scraping pan to loosen browned bits.
Stir in 1 cup broth mixture; cook for 2 minutes or until liquid is nearly absorbed, stirring constantly. Add remaining broth mixture, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring constantly until each portion of broth mixture is absorbed before adding the next (about 30 minutes total). Remove pan from heat. Add mushrooms and spinach; stir until spinach wilts. Top evenly with cheese. Serve immediately.
Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 1/2 cups)
Freebies: 1 Meat, 1.5 Fat, 3 G&S
Calories 331 (24.5% from fat); Fat 9g (sat 3g, mono 3.8g, poly 0.7g); Protein 15.9g; Carb 46.5g; Fiber 3.6g; Cholesterol 15mg; Iron 2.3mg; Sodium 768mg; Calcium 153mg
Recipe from Cooking Light, January/February 2012