SERVES: | PREP TIME: 40 Min
In a saucepan combine the chicken stock and water and bring to a low simmer. Keep the stock hot but not boiling while cooking the risotto. Have a soup ladle ready to use. In a large sauté pan or skillet, add the olive oil and 3 tablespoons of the butter and place over a medium heat until the butter melts.
Add the onions and cook until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook until soft and fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the radishes, stir to combine with the onion and garlic so that everything is coated with the hot olive oil and butter and the radishes become slightly faded in color, about 2 minutes. Add the rice, stir to combine so that each grain of rice is coated with the hot olive oil and butter and becomes opaque, about 2 minutes.
Raise the heat to medium high, add the wine and cook, stirring until the wine is absorbed. Add one soup ladle of hot chicken stock (about 1 cup), stirring until absorbed. Continue adding the hot stock, a cup at a time, stirring until absorbed before adding more, until the rice is almost tooth tender; you should use nearly all the stock. This will take about 15 minutes. Keep the heat at medium high and stir continuously. If the rice is still too firm, add more chicken stock. If you have used all the chicken stock, add hot water, a half-cup at a time, stirring until it’s absorbed, and until the rice is tender but still firm.
Remove from the heat and add a pinch of salt, several grinds of black pepper, the remaining 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter, and the grated Parmesan, stirring to combine. Scatter the raw Radish Matchstixx™ over the top of the risotto as a garnish. Serve immediately.