Thursday, November 18, 2010

Breakfast Risotto

Breakfast Risotto
Inspired by Bon Appetit
Makes 6 Servings

4 tbsp light butter, divided
5 spicy light Italian turkey sausages, casings removed
1 cup onion, diced
3 small bay leaves
1 ½ cups arborio rice
¾ cup dry white wine
4 cups Swanson fat-free chicken broth
12 tsp Kraft parmesan cheese
½ cup fresh Italian parsley

Melt 2 tbsp butter in large saucepan over medium heat. Add sausages; break up with spatula and cook for about 5-6 minutes until barely pink. Add onions and bay leaves. Saute until onion is translucent, about 4 minutes. Stir in rice. Add wine; boil until liquid evaporates, 1 minute. Add broth and remaining butter; bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer, stirring occasionally until risotto is tender, about 24 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and discard bay leaves. Divide into six servings and top with cheese and parsley.

Nutritional Information: 389 calories, 42 carbs, 14 fat grams and 20 protein grams.

Review: LOVED - so savory and filling. All of the flavors went together very well, and it was filling too. If anything, it was a bit spicy with the sausage I used, but I liked it and didn't feel like it took anything away from the recipe. This was my first risotto and I must say - AMAZING. I can't wait to make more. If you want to take the fat down some, I'd suggest eliminating one of the butter tablespoons and half of the parmesan - I don't think it would be missed!

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