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Spicy Andouille Risotto
Spicy Andouille Risotto
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
Course: Main Course
Servings: 4
Author: Jeanie and Lulu's Kitchen
  • 1 dash olive oil
  • 4 links andouille sausage diced into bite sized chunks
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 3/4 cups chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 small shallot peeled and minced
  • 1 clove garlic peeled and minced
  • 1 pinch saffron
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sriracha
  • 1 1/4 cups arborio rice
  • 1/2 cup dry red wine
  • 1 cup freshly grated manchego cheese
  • fresh cilantro finely chopped as needed for garnish
  1. Get a large, deep pan on the stove and heat the olive oil over medium high heat. Brown the andouille sausage until cooked through and golden for about 4-5 minutes. While it is cooking give it the pinch of salt to season it. While the sausage is cooking, pour the chicken stock into a small pot right next to the pan. Gently warm it over low heat to get it ready. When the sausage is done, remove it from the pan and set it aside. Add the butter to the same pan and let it start to melt. Add the shallot, garlic, saffron, smoked paprika and Sriracha. Let them get fragrant for 30 seconds.
  2. Add the rice into the pan and let it just get toasted for a minute. Then pour in the wine to deglaze the pan, scraping up the brown bits in the pan. Let the wine absorb into the rice for a minute. Then ladle in about 1/4 of the warm stock and stir it into the rice completely. When it is absorbed, ladle the next 1/4 of it and stir it in completely. Repeat until the stock is all absorbed and the rice is tender. The whole process will take about 15-20 minutes
  3. Stir the andouille and the manchego cheese into the risotto, then take the pan off of the heat. Scoop it into pretty bowls and top it with a sprinkle of fresh cilantro. Serve immediately and enjoy!