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Hoppin' John Risotto
Hoppin' John is a traditional southern dish eaten for good luck in the new year. Serve with a generous side of braised greens, such as collards or kale. If you're a fan of hot sauce, try a little with your risotto and greens.
5 cups low-sodium chicken stock, warmed
1/2 pound spicy chicken sausage
1 cup onion, diced
1 cup red bell pepper, diced
1 cup celery, diced
1 1/2 cups brown rice
1/2 cup dry white wine
1 1/2 cups black-eyed peas, cooked
1/4 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
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Hoppin' John Risotto

Hoppin' John Risotto

Hoppin' John Risotto
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  • Servings:8 (330 g)
  • Prep Time:15 minutes
  • Cook Time:60 minutes
1. Break the sausage into small pieces, removing the casings if you like.  Cook the sausage in a large dutch oven. Transfer out of the pan.
2. In the sausage fat, cook the onion, bell pepper and celery until soft.
3. Add the rice and stir to coat each grain. Cook until rice has a lightly nutty smell. Stir in the wine and cook until liquid evaporates.
4. Add 1 cup of the stock and simmer, stirring steadily, until the rice absorbs the liquid. Repeat the process until the rice is tender. If you run out of stock before the rice is cooked, use hot water.
5. Remove the risotto from the heat and stir in the peas, sausage and cheese. Serve immediately.