Fennel, lemon & prawn risotto with rocket

Prep 20 mins | Cook 40 mins | Serves 4

512–6 cups fish stock
2 tbs olive oil
3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 bulb fennel, trimmed and diced
2 cups Arborio rice
12 cup dry white wine
750g medium green king prawns, peeled, deveined and halved
1 tbs lemon juice
2 tsp finely grated lemon rind
baby rocket leaves, lemon wedges and shaved pecorino cheese, to serve

Step 1 Bring stock to a gentle simmer in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large heavy-based saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and fennel and cook, stirring often, for 8-10 minutes or until just tender.

Step 2 Add rice to pan and stir to coat in oil. Cook, stirring constantly, for 2–3 minutes or until rice starts to become transparent. Add wine and simmer for 1 minute or until most of the liquid is evaporated.

Step 3 Add a small ladleful of simmering stock to rice and stir frequently until most of the stock is absorbed. Repeat process until approx. 23 stock is used (this will take about 15 minutes). Add prawns and cook, adding remaining stock by the ladleful and stirring until rice is just tender and creamy and prawns are just cooked through. Stir in lemon juice and rind. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle with rocket leaves and serve with lemon wedges and shaved pecorino cheese.

Good for you ... Fennel

A good source of dietary fibre, which helps the intestine function normally and also vitamin C, a vitamin that contributes to the function of the body’s normal immune system.

Has virtually no fat and few kilojoules so is a useful food for those trying to control weight.

A source of potassium.