Roasted Tomato + Chorizo Risotto

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I honestly cannot believe that I lasted 23 years without ever having a professional massage.

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Where have the masseuses been hiding all of my life?! I mean, I am forever changed after an hour with Justin. I wish he had a more exotic name, but my GOODNESS he had exotic hands.

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I wasn’t sure how I’d feel being rubbed by a stranger, but one minute on that table with the zen Asian music flowing & I was hooked.

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Justin suggested that I get 90 minute massages every two weeks because I have a lot of “tension” & I laughed out loud because really? Me? Stressed? Never heard of it.

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This was really a weekend of firsts for me. I also waited 23 years to put chorizo in risotto & I am never looking back.


Time: 1 hour (prep + cooking) | Serves: 4


  • 1 1/2 cups of arborio rice
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 tbsp. of garlic, minced
  • 1 lb. of ground chorizo
  • 4 cups of vegetable stock
  • 1 can of fire roasted tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup of dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup of packed spinach
  • 1/4 cup of parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 tbsp. of olive oil
  • S+P, to taste

How to:

  • Heat olive oil in a large stock pot over medium heat
  • Add onion + cook until soft, about 3-4 minutes
  • Add garlic, cook another minute
  • Add chorizo + cook through, 6-8 minutes
  • Meanwhile, warm stock + roasted tomatoes (juice + all) in a saucepan over low-med heat
  • Add arborio rice to the chorizo pot, stirring to coat the rice
  • Add wine + cook until absorbed
  • Start ladling stock + tomatoes into rice, one ladle at a time
  • Stir rice for 35-40 minutes or until cooked through, stirring often
  • Once done, add spinach + cheese + plenty of S+P
  • Serve hot with a sprinkle of extra cheese
  • Swan dive into this pool of majesty



11 thoughts on “Roasted Tomato + Chorizo Risotto

  1. Jen says:

    So I typically look forward to your blog posts b/c I love your recipes and writing. Couldn’t believe when I saw this one – I too got my first-ever massage this weekend and had just bought chorizo with plans of making risotto with it…well played. 😀


  2. Susan Christopher says:

    How did I not know you could get ground chorizo?? Maybe I knew and forgot it. Since I am loving risotto these days I’ll add this recipe to the list – looks delish. Heads up – no quail recipes … Ever! My Valentines dinner appetizer was an option of quail or oysters and I should have gone with the oysters or actually just more bread.


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