#RecipeShed Chorizo and Red Pepper Risotto

This is one of our family favourites and I couldn’t resist sharing this recipe again and entering it into my lovely chum The Reluctant Housedad’s #RecipeShed this week.

Here’s the recipe for my delicious Chorizo and Red Pepper Risotto.

chorizo and red pepper risotto (Mostly) Yummy Mummy Blog


225g chorizo (approx – obviously dependant on the size of the sausage – ooo er!)

1 red pepper (deseeded and cubed)

1 onion (finely chopped)

4 cloves of garlic (finely chopped)

300g arborio risotto rice

1 litre hot chicken stock (approx)

olive oil (about 1 tbsp – for frying)

handful of fresh parsley (chopped)

salt and pepper to season 

  • Gently fry the onion, garlic and red pepper until soft in olive oil in a large pan until soft.
  • Slice the chorizo then add to the pan and fry gently until all the gorgeous oils are released.
  • Next add the rice. I love arborio rice for risotto as it cooks to such a soft and creamy consistency while retaining some bite. Stir in so that it is coated in the lovely oils but just for a couple of minutes and you need to stir continuously so it doesn’t stick.
  • Then you need to add the stock a little at a time, I usually do it a ladle at a time. I use Kallo Organic stock cubes as they come in a super child friendly low salt variety but of course if you have your own homemade stock – then all the better! Keep adding more stock as the rice absorbs the liquid, and usually after about 20 minutes and a litre of stock – it will be cooked to perfection and be creamy yet firm.
  • Stir in the chopped parsley and add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve with freshly grated parmesan (and we usually have ours with a lovely green side salad and piles of garlic bread because we are greedy guts!)

chorizo and red pepper risotto (Mostly) Yummy Mummy Blog

There you have it!

Enjoy x

Recipe Shed

12 thoughts on “#RecipeShed Chorizo and Red Pepper Risotto

  1. Helen says:

    I bought some arborio rice last week….maybe next week I’ll get the chorizo and try this..I’m sure the family will love it, thanks for sharing the recipe.


  2. Chewitts says:

    I have just cooked this and it was really good. I added a few additional items, mushrooms and duck, but thank you for the idea….best risotta I have ever eaten!


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