Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is NOT a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Make sure the sausage is gluten-free.


"Don't tie your dog to a leash of sausages."
-French proverb

The refrigerator light goes on...

There are sausages on the market now that are lower in fat and salt that taste great. Look for ones that have about 2.5 grams of fat and no more than about 250 mg sodium per ounce. Sometimes locally made is a great choice. Comparing packages is the key, and in one case the local brand also had less fat and salt, coming very close to the "healthy" versions. If you choose a sausage with a higher amount of sodium (500 mg per 2 ounce serving, for example), simply leave out the added salt in this recipe.



Servings: 4 | Serving size: 1 1/2 cups

Cooking Time: 45 Minutes

This recipe can easily be multiplied and keeps well for about 48 hours in the fridge.



Place the saffron threads in a small cup and pour the 1/4 cup boiling water over them. Let stand to steep while cutting the vegetables and preparing the other ingredients.

Place the olive oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook slowly, for about 5 minutes, until the garlic begins to soften. Add the onions and cook for another 5 minutes.

Add the arborio rice and cook for about two minutes until the onions and rice are well blended.

Add the chicken stock, water and salt and the steeped saffron threads with its liquid. Stir and increase the heat to medium-high. After the mixture comes to a boil reduce the heat so that the rice is simmering. Stir the rice occasionally to keep it from sticking to the pan.

Cut the sausage into 1/4 inch discs.

After about 1/2 of the liquid has cooked away, add the sausage.

When the rice is almost done (it should feel slightly grainy when tasted) add the peppers and raw chicken cubes and stir. Add 1/4 cup water as needed.

As the rice is just losing its graininess add the shrimp, peas, and clams and stir.

Serve hot.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1 1/2 cups

Servings: 4

Amount Per Serving

Calories 412 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value
Total Fat 10g 13%
    Saturated Fat 2g 12%
    Monounsaturated Fat 4g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 115mg 38%
Sodium 710mg 31%
Total Carbohydrates 47g 17%
    Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
    Sugars 3g
Protein 31g
Vitamin K 11mcg