Risotto with Jerusalem artichokes and fennel seeds

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11Ingredients
800Calories
60Minutes

Finding a decadent and delicious side dish option for a special small intimate gathering can be a challenge. This recipe for Risotto with Jerusalem Artichokes and Fennel Seeds takes an hour to prepare and will be the star of the dinner. It is perfect paired with your favorite hearty meat entrée. This rich and dreamy recipe combines hearty artichokes with dry white wine and, savory spices and bacon for taste that is out of this world.

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 onions (chopped)
  • 2 garlic cloves (chopped)
  • 500 grams jerusalem artichokes
  • chicken stock (1 lt.)
  • 350 grams risotto rice
  • 200 milliliters dry white wine
  • 4 teaspoons grated parmesan cheese
  • 20 grams butter
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 4 slices bacon (fried until crisp)

Directions

  1. In a saute pan, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil and cook the onions and garlic over low heat until they are translucent.
  2. Add the peeled and chopped artichokes.
  3. Add broth, increase the heat and cook for about 15 minutes until the vegetables are tender.
  4. Mix everything in a blender until smooth.
  5. In a saute pan, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat, add the rice and stir to coat until translucent.
  6. Pour the white wine and stir until it is completely evaporated.
  7. From now on, start adding ladles of the Jerusalem artichoke mixture and stir until fully absorbed before adding the next ladle.
  8. Repeat this process until the rice is cooked al dente, about 20 minutes.
  9. Remove from heat, add the Parmesan cheese and the butter, stir.
  10. To serve, arrange risotto on each plate, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle fennel seeds.
  11. Garnish with a slice of bacon on each plate .
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NutritionView more

800Calories
Sodium28%DV680mg
Fat52%DV34g
Protein39%DV20g
Carbs33%DV98g
Fiber40%DV10g

PER SERVING *

Calories800Calories from Fat310
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat34g52%
Saturated Fat9g45%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol35mg12%
Sodium680mg28%
Potassium920mg26%
Protein20g39%
Calories from Fat310
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate98g33%
Dietary Fiber10g40%
Sugars8g16%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Reviews(1)

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Kristi O. 3 Jul 2015
This is probably supposed to be a side dish, but we eat it as a meal. I have added some chicken or beef to the mixture to make it a complete dinner. The artichokes are simply heavenly when paired with the risotto and fennel. Don't skimp on the fennel, it’s what gives it the unique flavor.