Red Wine Risotto with Chorizo

Total Time:
1 hr 45 min
Prep:
45 min
Cook:
1 hr

Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 cup minced sweet chorizo
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small white onion, minced
  • 2 cups Carnaroli rice or Arborio, if not available
  • 2 cups red wine
  • 4 cups chicken stock, warmed
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups grated Mancego, plus more, for garnish
  • 1 cup peas, frozen, fresh, or canned
  • Chopped parsley, as a garnish
Directions

Render chorizo in a saucepan that is large enough for risotto. Remove chorizo but leave fat in the pan. Add the olive oil and cook the onions until translucent.

Add the rice. Stir for about 3 to 4 minutes. Add the wine and cook down. Start adding the stock, two ounces at a time, keeping the heat on low.

Stir constantly with a wooden spoon until cooked, should be al dente. Finish with butter, cheese, peas, and chorizo.


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