Roasted rice|Genoese style




40 g of butter
½ finely chopped red onion
150 g of fresh sausage
3 moretti artichokes
400 ml of tomato puree
400 g basmati rice
100 g grated Parmesan cheese
300 ml of hot water
Fresh thyme
Extra virgin olive oil

For 8 people
Sauté onion with butter until it has softened, add skinned and crumbled sausage and finely sliced artichoke cores. Let it cook for five minutes then add the tomato puree and continue to cook on low heat for another five minutes.
Meanwhile boil the rice in boiling water for 3 minutes, drain it and add it to the pot with artichokes, sausage and tomato sauce. Add the grated Parmesan cheese as well and stir to mix all the ingredients. Add salt if necessary.
Heat the oven to 200°C and pour the seasoned rice into a ceramic baking dish. Level the surface, spread some fresh thyme and season with a drizzle of oil. Bake in the hot oven for about 35 to 40 minutes, until the rice is perfectly dry and covered with a golden crust.

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