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Maddy's Chorizo & Capsicum Risotto
« on: June 27, 2011, 12:03:47 pm »
Name of Recipe:  Chorizo & Capsicum Risotto

Number of People:  4-5

Ingredients:

olive oil
2 cloves garlic
2 small onions quartered, or 1 large
2 red capsicums, de-seeded and quartered
small handful flat leaf parsley
2 chorizo sausages. Approx 250g. (I use Aldi brand...peels easily)
2 1/2 tsp. smoked paprika
1 tin Italian diced tomatoes (Ardmona is best)
1 tsp. sugar
salt to taste
fresh cracked pepper
300g aborio rice
600g tap water
1 Tbsp. TM veg. stock
4-6 large swiss mushrooms, quartered
good handful baby spinach.

Preparation:

Peel chorizo, and chop. If skins won't separate, just chop up the sausage.
Add 15 g olive oil to jug, heat for 2 minutes, varoma temperature, speed 1, MC on.
Add the chorizo meat to jug, and cook for 8 minutes, or until cooked, varoma temp., speed 1.  MC cap on.
Once cooked, drain the oil from the sausage meat with basket inside jug to assist.  Place jug back & chop chorizo for a few seconds on speed 5, to get it in smaller pieces.
Tip out into a pre-heated thermoserver.

Add quartered onion, garlic, parsley, and quartered capsicums. Chop 10 seconds, speed 4.   
Add 20g olive oil.  Cook 6 minutes, varoma temp.,   :-:  speed 1, MC off.
Add tomatoes, sugar, smoked paprika, salt & pepper, aborio rice, water and stock.
Cook for 13 minutes, 100c,  :-: speed 1.  MC cap out, and basket on top of lid.
Add in mushrooms & drained chorizo meat, and cook an extra 5 minutes, 100c,  :-: speed 1.

Place desired amount of baby spinach into thermoserve, and pour risotto on top.  Mix, add more spinach as it wilts, then let sit in thermoserve for 5-10 minutes before serving.

These quantities will make a very full jug of risotto.
I like to tip it all into a large mixing bowl & give it a good stir, cover with foil & rest for 10 minutes.

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« Last Edit: May 02, 2016, 01:22:36 pm by maddy »
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Re: Chorizo & Capsicum Risotto
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2011, 07:57:16 am »
Looks great Maddy. Did you use chorizo flavoured sausages or is it actual chorizo?

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Re: Chorizo & Capsicum Risotto
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2011, 08:19:46 am »
That was a good question twitterpated!.....I had to do some bin fishing for the answer  :P
It was Mr.Beak's smoky chorizo that I used



It wasn't overly spiced, so I would imagine authentic chorizo would add some lovely heat!
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Re: Chorizo & Capsicum Risotto
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2011, 08:39:19 am »
A risotto I like the sound of! 

Thanks for sharing Maddy  ;D

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Re: Chorizo & Capsicum Risotto
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2011, 11:17:05 am »
DH made this for dinner last night, and it is now my favourite risotto.  It was so tasty!  It was a bit of a pain to peel the skin off the chorizo sausages though, it took ages.  Maybe they were different to your chorizo, but the skin was really stuck to the sausage.  Next time I might just try blitzing the whole sausages beforehand instead of peeling them.  We also cut back on the smoked paprika to 1/2 teaspoon.  I wasn't sure if the kids would go for it, but they chomped it down and went back for more! 

Absolutely delicious - 5/5  ;D
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Re: Chorizo & Capsicum Risotto
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2011, 11:25:59 am »
So pleased you enjoyed it Karen  :)
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Re: Chorizo & Capsicum Risotto
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2011, 06:59:47 am »
Thank you for sharing your recipe, I tried this the other night and it tasted devine  ;D

Will be adding this to my favourite recipes file (at home)   :D

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Re: Chorizo & Capsicum Risotto
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2011, 11:37:38 am »
Thanks Maddy - this one was yum  :)
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Re: Chorizo & Capsicum Risotto
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2011, 01:44:43 pm »

 :)  great news.
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Re: Chorizo & Capsicum Risotto
« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2011, 11:24:35 am »
made again tonight, and used thicker 2 pack of chorizo (250g).
Once cooked, you will need to chop it on speed 4 for a few seconds, to get it in smaller pieces  ;)
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Re: Chorizo & Capsicum Risotto
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2012, 10:57:14 am »
I made this last night, and the little fusspots actually ate it without complaining for once - that counts as a success in this house! I only minced 1 chorizo and chopped & fried the other one in a frying pan since for the kids, the chorizo is the 'hero' of the dish and they would want to see it. We're a small family so I halved the rice & liquids and everything cooked perfectly. Also eased off on the paprika because I didn't want to scare the kids off.
Thanks Maddy, will definitely be making this again.
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Re: Chorizo & Capsicum Risotto
« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2012, 10:27:57 pm »
Oh thank you Maddy.  Was just wondering what to cook for tea tonight - problem solved.  DH has discovered chorizo and just loves it.  I love cooking Risotto in the thermomix (would not cook it in pre-thermomix days) so we should both be happy.
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Re: Chorizo & Capsicum Risotto
« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2012, 01:03:54 pm »
I've wanted to try this for ages and finally got to it tonight. It was worth the wait Maddy- absolutely  delish. Thank you  :-* :-* :-* :-*
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Re: Chorizo & Capsicum Risotto
« Reply #13 on: January 15, 2012, 09:26:08 pm »
Great  Jan :)
The heat will vary with the choice of chorizo used, but I play it safe and stick to the milder ones to suit the kids.
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Re: Chorizo & Capsicum Risotto
« Reply #14 on: April 04, 2012, 10:29:36 pm »
Very nice recipe thanks Maddy. I didn't have mushrooms so used black olives instead. Worked well. Also halved the amount of rice and liquid to serve 2 with leftover for lunch.