Sausage and Green peas Risotto

Use those sausage and green peas that are in your freezer and prepare this easy, fast and tasty dish.


Click here to see the recipe in Portuguese


servings: 4

preparation time: 45 minutes



8 sliced sausages

1 cup frozen green peas

2 cups arborio rice (rice for risotto)

4 cups beef broth

1 cup dry red wine

1 tbs. olive oil

1 onion, finely chopped

2 crushed garlic cloves

1 cup chopped mushrooms (optional)

1 tbs. butter

salt and pepper to taste

chopped parsley or chives



1 – In a saucepan, bring the beef broth to a boil and keep it hot.

2 – In a different saucepan, heat the olive oil and add sausage, onion, garlic, salt and pepper. Sauté until golden.

3 – At medium-high heat, add the rice and stir for 3 minutes.

4 – Add the wine and stir until the liquid is completely absorbed. Then, add green peas and mushrooms.

5 – After that, put 1 ladle of warm broth and stir until the liquid has almost evaporated completely.

6 – Repeat the process until the rice is al dente (about 18 minutes, counting from the moment you put the wine), or cooked to your taste.

7 – Turn off the heat, add butter and parsley. Leave the pan covered for 3 minutes, stir and serve.


Tips and Options:

  • The butter added at the end makes the dish creamier. You can also substitute for parmesan cheese or cream cheese.
  • Use any type of sausage: chicken, turkey, beef, pork or vegetarian.


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