Shrimp and Fennel Risotto
A great chance to introduce the family to sweet, mild fennel, this recipe uses only one bulb. Look for fennel bulb with smooth, white skin and no brown or mushy sections that still has fronts attached—they make a stellar garnish for this shrimp pasta. Just the right amount of crunchy and starchy, our risotto can’t be beat. Yes, you’ll need to set aside 45 minutes, as the rice requires that you add liquid a bit at a time and stir the pot occasionally, too. So don’t go too far, but know that you’ll also have an open bottle of wine for sipping as you cook.