Sausage and white wine risotto, if you don’t mind!
We’ve come to the end of our second bootcamp and can’t quite believe it. For two lads whose idea of exercise was a casual Sunday wank or rolling over in bed so our sleep apnea doesn’t suffocate us, I’d say we’ve done really rather well! I’ll talk about it more in due course but honestly, if you’re out there thinking you can’t exercise, get yourself moving! I mean…I haven’t died, yet…
Just a quick recipe tonight to keep you going – but this is delicious! You may know our approach to risottos – just chuck everything in and leave it to cook itself. Might not be 100% authentic but by god, it’ll leave you satisfied. Without further delay…
Oh one thing: if you’re still after a Halo fryer, they are now the absolute lowest they’ve ever been – get it ordered!
This serves four! Oh and it’s actually 1.25 syn per serving, but I can’t be arsed to be that anal. It’s been a long day!
sausage and white wine risotto
Yield 4 big bowls
Sausages, booze, and stodge. This sausage and white wine risotto is THE perfect dinner idea that you've been waiting for! Robust, meaty and just a little bit fruity - just like us. Even though it's full of rich ingredients this is just one syn and a bit each and one of the tastiest things we've ever made!
We've adapted this and made it a bit skinnier from our 'spirit daddies', The Hairy Bikers. Their original recipe is in the brilliant 'Meat Feasts' book - you can get a copy at Amazon! Don't forget to check out their website for more tasty ideas.
- 4-6 sausages (see notes)
- 1 litre chicken stock
- 1 large onion, sliced
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tsp thyme
- 1 tsp rosemary
- 300g arborio rice
- 125ml white wine (5 syns)
- 60g parmesan, grated (2x HeA)
- 2 tbsp finely chopped parsley
- cook the sausages however you like them, and then slice and keep to one side
- meanwhile, heat a large pan over a medium-high heat and spray in some oil
- add the sliced onions and cook until starting to turn brown - remember to stir them about regularly
- once the onions have started to lightly caramelise, reduce the heat to medium and add the garlic, herbs and rice and stir well
- add the wine and give a good stir, and then pour in the stock and stir again, and then put the lid on the pan
- cook for twenty minutes - no need to stir!
- gently drag a wooden spoon through the rice - if it falls back in 'waves' it's at the right consistency - cook for a few minutes more if it's not
- stir in the sausages slices and sprinkle over the parmesan
- serve and sprinkle over the parsley
- you can cook the sausages however you like - we used our Optigrill - but however you like it will do, just make sure they're cooked!
- you can use any sausages you like - including veggie ones if you want - but just remember to check the syns! We used Muscle Food Low Fat pork sausages which are syn free
- you can use a sprig of rosemary and thyme instead of the dried stuff if you prefer, just remember to fish them out before serving
- use any wine you like but remember that different types have different syn values so remember to check. We used normal 12.5% stuff.
- slice the onions in double-quick time with a mandoline - just watch your fingers if you're a clumsy twat
- a good, heavy lidded pan works best - this is what we use
Looking good right? Want some more risotto ideas? We’ve got loads – why not try one of the following?
- apple, mushroom and sage risotto (1.5 syns)
- chicken and chorizo risotto (4 syns)
- full english breakfast risotto (2 syns)
- white risotto with thyme, prosciutto, pecorino and crumbled goats cheese (4 syns)
- italian sausage and chicken risotto (1 syn)
- chicken and chorizo risotto (4 syns)
You made me laugh so much that i spilt my coffee all over me. That man at the spa sounded like such a nob, there seems always be one of his type at my gym every time i go to spin, god forbid if you use ‘their’ bikes! Going to try these pancakes this weekend, they look delicious. Just wanted to say how much I have enjoyed reading your blog and love the SW recipes. I’m on week 14 of SW and have lost 26lbs. People like you keep me motivated. Thank you x
Oops this was supposed to go in the Pancake reply. I need to make another coffee!
He was a bloody nob! 😀 looked like one too, with his big meaty head 🙂
Thank you for the lovely words and great weight loss too! keep going!
Hiya, We couldn’t see where to add the wine….so we guessed. I was all for leaving it out/I’ll drink it. But Andy my partner insisted we add it. (there is always the change we’ve misread it) Always loving the recipes and the blogs! We love a good titter! 🙂
Ooh bugger – you’re right! I’ll go fix that now! Glad you liked it! 😀