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risotto sausage parmesan cheese italian
Italy is famous for pizza and pasta the most... I guess... but you would be surprised how many amazing risottos is here too and other delicious recipes made of rice . . .

I chose this risotto because is quick, pretty easy and cheap to make..
Well, you need to buy artichokes off season ;)

So, why not ?! :)

And I tell you a secret of mine.. I did use a lower part of the veggie as a curiosity... I find it tasty the same and how we say in Italy "non si butta niente" ( we don't throw anything) .. that's why the name CONTADINA .. farmer ... They knew very well how to live on low budget but how to enjoy their life anyway ;) ... as we often speak of crisis in Italy ..

Posted by PinKween from Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy • Published See PinKween's 18 projects »
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  • How to cook risotto. Risotto Alla Contadina - Step 1
    Step 1

    I made a different recipe with the 'flowers' 'heads' of artichokes.. and I discovered recently tha the stems are as tasty ;)

    They just need to be peeled... like rubarbh.. I would say.. to make it more clear.. comprehensive..

  • How to cook risotto. Risotto Alla Contadina - Step 2
    Step 2

    Who doesn't know, the artichokes tend to go dark.. so it's necessary to put them in the water with lemon - cut the lemon into quarters and squeeze even the juice in the water so they keep nicely green :)
    I peeled them with a knife

  • How to cook risotto. Risotto Alla Contadina - Step 3
    Step 3

    Then cut them thinly - 0.5cm .. or 1/2 inch .. :)
    and return them into the lemon water..

  • How to cook risotto. Risotto Alla Contadina - Step 4
    Step 4

    Prepare the vegetable stock.. 1cube for 500ml ..

  • How to cook risotto. Risotto Alla Contadina - Step 5
    Step 5

    Heat the Extra Virgine Olive oil in your pan and add the chopped onion..

    Saute for a few minutes to become traluscent..

  • How to cook risotto. Risotto Alla Contadina - Step 6
    Step 6

    At that point add the sausage - crumble it into the onion .. and continue frying for a few minutes on a medium heat ..

  • How to cook risotto. Risotto Alla Contadina - Step 7
    Step 7

    When the sausage doesn't look raw anymore, add the drained sliced stems of artichokes and give it all a nice stir ...

  • How to cook risotto. Risotto Alla Contadina - Step 8
    Step 8

    After a few minutes add the white wine (optional) - 50ml or so...
    and let evaporate.. or cover for a few minutes..

  • How to cook risotto. Risotto Alla Contadina - Step 9
    Step 9

    Once the wine evaporated, add the rice 200 - 300 g (more than for two people ;)

    and keep stirring ... the rice will absorb the juices ..

  • How to cook risotto. Risotto Alla Contadina - Step 10
    Step 10

    After a few minutes you can add the vegetable stock - stir well and cover - it will cook faster ;) but lower the heat to minimum ..

  • How to cook risotto. Risotto Alla Contadina - Step 11
    Step 11

    IF you are a cheese lover like me .. then you can add some 'ends' of parmesan - literally the 'peel' ;)

    Cut it into small cubes-pieces and be sure it will get nicely soft and yummy in the end...

    Remember: NON SI BUTTA NIENTE :D (do not throw anything)

    Cover again with the lid and simmer till the stock will get absorbed and the rice is cooked .. al dente ... not hard.. not overcooked ..

  • How to cook risotto. Risotto Alla Contadina - Step 12
    Step 12

    At this final point you just turn off the heat.. let it sit for a few minutes with a spoon of grated parmesan..

    Serve in plates and sprinkle with more parmesan cheese over and BUON APPETTITO !!! :) :) :)

    Maybe some chopped parsley is fine too... ;)

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