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Risotto with corn, Italian sausage and arugula

Source: Fine Cooking #100 (also at

I make risotto relatively frequently, but I usually stick to a basic mushroom and chicken risotto.

But earlier this fall during corn season, I bought and froze some extra corn. So when I came across this recipe, I thought it would be perfect to use up some of that corn.

The corn and arugula definitely bring a freshness to this risotto that many other recipes do not. Between the veggies and the sausage in this risotto, it makes a perfect starter or a complete meal.

(Since I already had corn kernels, I skipped the part in the recipe that calls for grating a portion of the corn. I don’t think it had a major impact on the end result.)

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