Fennel Risotto with Pistachios

Fennel Risotto with Pistachios Category Cheese 
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Ingredients And Procedures

2 c Chicken broth, combined with

1 cup water

1 tb Butter or margarine

2 tb Olive oil

1 c Finely chopped onion

1 md Fennel bulb, coarsely

Chopped 1 md Red bell pepper, coarsely

Chopped 2 md Cloves garlic, minced

1 1/2 c Arborio rice

1/3 c Shelled pistachios, coarsely

Chopped Freshly ground black pepper To taste 1/4 c Grated Parmesan cheese

1. Heat the broth-water combination over medium-low heat. Keep warm.

2. In a large skillet, preferably nonstick, or large pot, heat the butter

and oil over medium heat until hot. Add the onion, fennel and red pepper; saute 5 minutes. Add the garlic and saute an additional minute. 3. Stir in the rice and cook, stirring 2 minutes. Slowly start to add the

liquid, about a ladleful at a time. Cook, covered, over medium-low heat, 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the liquid slowly and stir often.

Wait until the liquid has been absorbed each time before adding the next ladleful. Repeat the cooking process, covered, 10 minutes. 4. Uncover and continue adding the liquid and stirring often. The risotto

should cook about 30 minutes. The finished risotto should be creamy, with a little chewiness at the center of the rice. 5. Add the pistachios, pepper and Parmesan to the finished risotto,

stirring until blended.

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