Diva Tasting: Fennel Risotto…

I love risotto, but I would rather you fix it for me. I feel so pampered when someone make risotto for me. This is one I make for me and others. Namaste, The Queen Cronista

Fennel Risotto

Ingredients

4 Bulbs Fennel

1 Tablespoon Butter

1 Medium Onion, Chopped

2 Cups Uncooked Arborio Rice

7 Cups Vegetable or Chicken Broth

1 Cup Heavy Cream

½ Cup Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese

1 Tablespoon Dried Parsley

Freshly Ground Black Pepper To Taste

Directions

Step 1 Cut the base off of the fennel bulbs, and cut a cone shape into the base to remove the core. Slice the fennel vertically (lengthwise) into 1/4 inch thick slices.

Step 2 Melt butter in a heavy-bottomed stock pot over medium heat. Cook onions and fennel in butter for 2 minutes. Stir in the rice; cook for another 2 minutes, stirring constantly, until lightly toasted. Stir in 1 cup vegetable broth; continue stirring until liquid is almost completely absorbed. Repeat this process with remaining broth, stirring constantly. Incorporating the broth should take 15 to 20 minutes in all.

Step 3 Stir in cream, 4 tablespoons Parmesan and parsley, and cook until rice is done and risotto is thick and creamy. Season to taste with black pepper. Divide risotto among 6 bowls, and sprinkle with remaining cheese.

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