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The DeLaura Family Risotto

A creamy, traditional Italian sausage and mushroom risotto with red wine. The perfect comfort food.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 884
Author: Lucy Brewer


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 onions chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 1/2 lbs. sweet Italian sausage removed from casing and crumbled
  • 1 cup chopped fresh mushrooms
  • 3/4 cup dry red wine
  • 1 quart chicken stock plus additional if needed
  • 2 1/2 cups extra long grain rice
  • 2 teaspoons chicken bouillon
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon Kitchen Bouquet optional


  • Heat olive oil and butter in a large Dutch oven. Add onions and garlic and saute for about 8 minutes. Add sausage. Break up with spoon if needed. Add the rest of the ingredients. Bring to a boil, then simmer, stirring frequently, until rice is cooked and creamy.
  • If rice becomes too thick, add water in 1/2 cup increments and/or additional chicken stock.