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Lamb-Basil Risotto

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I saw a lamb-basil sausage at the grocery store, and thought, "That sounds like a fun risotto!"

I started the usual way, with a chopped onion in a little butter. I added a cup of canaroli rice for a minute or two, then began adding chicken broth. Meanwhile, I blanched half a bag of fresh spinach for about 30 seconds in boiling water, drained and got all the water out. When it was nice and dry, I threw it into the food processor with lots of fresh basil, and about 1/4 cup of ricotta I had left over from something. I continued to add chicken broth to the rice, and cooked the sausage in a separate pan (without the casings). When the rice was done, I stirred in the spinach mixture, some parmigiano, and the sausage. Oh, my goodness, a new favorite one dish meal was born!

We used the rest of the spinach in a salad with some fruit and a citrus dressing.

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For dessert: lemon sorbet with some lemon curd.
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