microwave risotto

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by chia2160

this is from barbara kafka's "microwave gourmet". i make it often, it's so easy. no stirring like the traditional recipe. add an extra cup of water if you like yours creamier.

Top Review by Roseflr

My microwave is a powerful one and the onions burned during the first steps. And all this liquid wouldn't fit into a pie plate, so I used a casserole dish. Then after the two 9 minute cooking steps, it was still very soupy, so I added another 5 minutes. It came out dark brown and gummy, not really the way risotto should look. But the flavor was still good. I was making for myself, so I was happy, but if it had been for company, I'd have been disappointed.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. heat butter and oil in pie dish, uncovered for 2 minutes on hi.
  2. add onion, stir, cook for 4 minutes on hi.
  3. stir in rice to coat, cook 4 minutes on hi.
  4. mix saffron into broth, add to rice, cook on hi for 9 minutes.
  5. stir and cook on hi for 9 minutes more.
  6. let sit for a few mins, add salt, pepper and cheese.

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