Chicken, mushroom and fennel risotto
- 4 teaspoons olive oil
- 2 leeks, halved, thinly sliced
- 1 fennel bulb, thinly sliced, fronds reserved
- 4 cups sliced brown mushrooms
- 1 ¼ cups arborio rice
- 1 tablespoon fresh thyme
- 2 reduced-salt chicken stock cubes, crumbled
- 400g chicken breast or tenderloins, thinly sliced
- ⅓ cup finely grated parmesan
- Boil 1 litre of water in the kettle.
- In a large saucepan heat 2 teaspoons of the olive oil over a medium-high heat. Cook leek, fennel and mushrooms, stirring, for 5 minutes, or until softened. Add arborio rice and half of the thyme. Stir to coat rice in oil.
- Add 1 litre of boiling water and stock cubes to pan. Bring mixture to the boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 20 minutes, or until rice is tender.
- Meanwhile, in a non-stick frying pan heat remaining oil over a medium heat. Cook chicken, stirring, for 5 minutes, or until browned and cooked through. Transfer to a plate.
- Stir chicken, any juices and parmesan into risotto. Divide into 4 bowls and serve garnished with remaining thyme and reserved fennel fronds.
Nutrition Info (per serve)
Total fat 9g
–Saturated fat 3g
Dietary fibre 6g
Make it gluten free: Use gluten-free stock.
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