This recipe is NOT safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.
This recipe contains cheese and some of those who are lactose intolerant may be able to tolerate it.
This is NOT a low sodium recipe.
GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.
"Never chain your dogs together with sausages." -John Berger, Novelist
I look for sausages that are made as freshly as possible and with no added nitrites or nitrates. Choose the ones that are lowest in salt. The ones I used for this dish had about 200mg of sodium per ounce.
If I am only going to use one or two links and there will leftovers, I freeze the extra. They don't take long to thaw and you can put them in the fridge before going to work so they'll be ready for dinner.
Servings: 2 | Serving size: about 2 cups
Cooking Time: 30 Minutes
This recipe can be easily be multiplied - or divided by 2 - and makes great leftovers.
Slice the sausage link lengthwise. Slice lengthwise again and then crosswise into thin quarter discs.
Place the olive oil in a medium skillet over medium high heat.
Add the sausage to the pan and cook for about 3 minutes. Stir frequently.
Add the garlic and cook for about one minute. Stir frequently.
Add the white part of the green onion and cook for about a minute.
Add the Arborio rice and cook for one minute.
Add the pepper and water. Stir and reduce the heat to a simmer.
Cook for about 15 minutes. Stir frequently and add water 1/4 cup at a time as needed.
Add the tomato paste and the green part of the green onions and fold together.
Cook until the rice is slightly soft but not mushy. Stir frequently.
Increase the heat to medium and fold in the chard, oregano and goat cheese.
Cook for about 4 minutes until the chard is wilted and the goat cheese is melted.
Serving size: about 2 cups
|Calories 420||Calories from Fat 162|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 18g||23%|
|Saturated Fat 7g||33%|
|Monounsaturated Fat 7g|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrates 50g||18%|
|Dietary Fiber 5g||17%|
|Vitamin A 32%||Vitamin C 38%|
|Calcium 11%||Iron 30%|
|Vitamin K 630mcg||Potassium 700mg|