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Risotto with Arugula and Hot Italian Sausage and a Fresh Salad.

Risotto means a whole lot of stirring. Some cooks find that meditative, others find it tedious, but most diners are impressed by the commitment and results. The arugula and sausage add pungent balance to the rice's creamy comfort. This dish is perfect for a warm spring evening. Serve with a bottle of white wine if you'd like.

Serves 6

Cook Time: 50-55 minutes

Ingredients

3 1/2 cups Stock

8 oz Parmesan or Pecorino Cheese, grated

3 tablespoons Unsalted Butter

1 lb Wild Harmony Hot Italian Sausage

1 medium Onion, diced

2 cloves Garlic, minced

3/4 cup White Wine or Stock

1 1/2 cups Arborio Rice

1 teaspoon fine grained Sea Salt

Fresh ground Black Pepper to your preference.

1 bag Little River Arugula

Directions

1. In a small sauce pan warm 3 1/2 cups stock. There is no need to boil or simmer, simply warm. Leave on heat.

2. Grate cheese and set aside.

3. In a large pot with high sides, melt 1 tablespoon butter over medium high heat.

4. Brown sausage for 5-6 mins. Stir occasionally to crumble sausage and brown evenly. Remove from heat and set aside.

5. Reduce heat to medium. Melt remaining butter.

6. Stir in onion. Cook for 6-7 minutes or until translucent, stirring often so that onion does not burn.

7. Add garlic. Cook for 1 minute. Stir once or twince.

8. Stir in arborio r