Chorizo and Mushroom Risotto


This was my first time experimenting with chorizo and I’m glad I finally did. We had chorizos before at tapas or starters but I have always wondered how it tasted in a dish like risotto.

I rarely have the patience to cook a risotto. Warming the stock and stirring the rice regularly just seems too much work to me. That might explain why my previous attempt looked and tasted on the dry side. So one fine Saturday evening, I decided to take some time out and enjoy the cooking process of this dish.

The spicy flavor of the chorizo certainly gave the risotto its flavour. I love my mushrooms and think it provided an earthly touch to this dish. The corn added some sweetness as well. This is also the first time that I managed a risotto without it looking too 1)dry or 2)wet. I suppose we do need patience in the kitchen afterall….

Chorizo and Mushroom Risotto (serves 2)
100 grams of chorizo sausages sliced thinnly
1 tsp of garlic chopped
1 cup of sliced mushrooms
1 cup of corn kennels
1 cup of arborio rice
4-5 cups of stock warmed

1) Place chorizo sausage slices on a cold pan. Turn the heat to medium and let it slowly cook. Remove chorizo slices. Set aside.

2) You can use the oil in the pain but I drained most of mine. Add arboria rice and fry gently with some garlic. That will take around 3 minutes. Add a ladle of warm stock and stir.

3) Continue to add a ladle of stock and stir till the rice absorb the stock. Cook till the rice turns slightly soft.

4). Add mushrooms and corn. Cook for 5 minutes.

5) Stir in chorizo. Season. Serve with parmesan cheese and cracked pepper.

13 thoughts on “Chorizo and Mushroom Risotto”

  1. I like the fact that it rhymes, and of course, delicious! :)P.S I’ve moved 3 times in 2 yrs. It’s dead tiring if I were to be working…so I’m not. My job title is that of a Domestic Director…or some call Minister of Home Affairs….LOL!It was really really a good break after 9 yrs of “labor” in this country. So now I’m back, I’m looking out again….but who knows what will happen? Nothing is sure in the modern day and age. They always say…”change happens faster than what you plan for” :PHv you found ur dream job yet? Good luck!

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  2. I have never heard of chorizo b4 (n also never tasted risotto b4) … will u be a kind soul to send me a plate so that i can taste this delicious dish? πŸ˜€

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  3. tigerfish-wow! That’s alot of miles travelled. Glad u r back in SG soil though. =) babe-try the potato salad. =) ben- thanks!dee- true truebig boys- hopefully u will hv a chance! =) joe- ^5tom-yay!! another fellow WA blogger. Cool!mocha- Let me know! =)ironchef-hahahha.they do! I dont have a lot of pretty plates thoguh.nobbcook- risotto is like italian rice =) and chorizo is spicy cured sausage. Come over and I will make some for ya! =)

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