Ingredients

1 tablespoon olive oil 1 fennel bulb, trimmed and finely sliced
1 onion, finely sliced 1 garlic clove, crushed
175 g (6 oz) mixed mushrooms, including some wild, sliced 250 g (8 oz) basmati rice
150 ml (1/4 pint) dry white wine 450 ml (1/4 pint) Chicken Stock
250 g (8 oz) cooked chicken, diced
1/2 bunch of dill, finely chopped, finely grated rind and juice of 1 lemon
freshly ground black pepper 25g (1 oz) pine nuts, toasted dill sprigs, to garnish
Traditional Asian-style diets, characterized by relatively large quantities of rice and small quantities of meat, offer many heart health benefits. Paella mirrors this principle and can be made with a variety of ingredients such as vegetables, fish and meat. Rice varies markedly in its glycaemic index (GI) depending on the variety. Many types of rice...

Instructions

1.Heat the oil in a saucepan and gently fry the fennel, onion and garlic for 5 minutes. Add the mushrooms and cook for 2 minutes. Stir in the rice and gently fry for 2 minutes. Add the wine and stir until absorbed by the rice.
2. Add half the stock and bring to the boil, then lower the heat and simmer gently, stirring frequently, until absorbed. Add the rest of the stock a little at a time, allowing each amount to be absorbed before adding the next.
3.After about 15 minutes, add the chicken, dill and lemon rind and juice. Cook for about 5 minutes more, until the rice is creamy but still firm to the bite. Season to taste with pepper and turn into a warmed serving dish. Sprinkle with pine nuts and garnish with dill sprigs.

Traditional Asian-style diets, characterized by relatively
large quantities of rice and small quantities of meat, offer
many heart health benefits. Paella mirrors this principle
and can be made with a variety of ingredients such as
vegetables, fish and meat. Rice varies markedly in its
glycaemic index (GI) depending on the variety. Many types
of rice consumed in Great Britain have a high Gl, while
basmati rice from India and the rice eaten in Japan both
have a low G.

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