Risotto With Sausage And Shrimp
Meal / Course: Main Dish
Rice Around the World: Italian
Main Ingredient: Cheese, Fish/Seafood, Pork, Vegetables
Preparation Method: One-Dish Meal
Servings: Makes 6 servings.
1/2 pound sweet Italian sausage, crumbled
1/2 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
3 tablespoons butter or margarine, divided
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 cup uncooked U.S. arborio or medium grain rice
1/3 cup dry white wine
2 cups chicken broth
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
ground white pepper to taste
1/2 cup heavy cream
Cook sausage in large skillet over medium heat. Remove from skillet; drain on paper towels. Set aside.
Cook shrimp in 2 tablespoons butter until it turns pink. Remove from skillet; set aside.
Cook onion until soft in remaining 1 tablespoon butter. Add rice and stir 2 to 3 minutes. Add wine; stir until absorbed. Increase heat to medium high; stir in 1 cup broth. Cook, uncovered, stirring frequently, until broth is absorbed. Continue stirring and adding remaining 1 cup broth and 3 cups water, allowing each cup to be absorbed before adding another, until rice is tender and mixture has a creamy consistency. It will take approximately 25 to 30 minutes.
Stir in cheese, pepper, cream, and reserved sausage and shrimp. Stir until mixture is creamy, about 2 to 3 minutes. Serve immediately.