Easy Risotto in the Microwave

Easy Risotto in the Microwave


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When you don't feel like doing all that stirring, try making risotto in the microwave. You be impressed with how good it comes out.


Serves: 6 

  • 3 cups (750ml) hot chicken stock
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pinch ground white or black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup finely diced yellow onion
  • 1 cup (155g) uncooked medium grain white rice
  • 1/4 cup (30g) freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Ready in:45min 

  1. Combine the chicken stock, salt and pepper in a saucepan and bring to a simmer. Keep warm over low heat.
  2. In a square baking dish or glass pie plate heat the butter and olive oil in the microwave for 2 minutes.
  3. Add the onion to the dish and stir to coat. Cook in the microwave for 4 more minutes. Add the uncooked rice and stir to coat with oil. Cook for another 4 minutes.
  4. Pour the simmering chicken stock into the rice and stir. Cook in the microwave for 9 minutes. Stir, then microwave for another 9 minutes.
  5. If you want a creamier risotto add 1/4 cup of warm water and cook for another 2 minutes.
  6. Stir in the Parmesan cheese as soon as it comes out of the microwave and serve.

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