Microwave Risotto Primavera

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Total Time
48mins
Prep
15 mins
Cook
33 mins

Looks like a lot of steps, but it's really quick and easy. Great dinner with a tossed salad & Italian bread. For a vegetable side dish or a vegetarian main dish just leave out the ham.

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Ingredients

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Directions

  1. Put peas & carrots in a 1-qt casserole dish with 2 tablespoons of water, cover with plastic wrap, and vent.
  2. Microwave until the peas & carrots are tender (3-4 minutes on HIGH).
  3. Drain and set aside.
  4. Put vegetable broth in a 1.5-qt casserole dish with 2 cups + 2 tablespoons of water; microwave uncovered until broth simmers (5-6 minutes on HIGH).
  5. Put onions in a 3-qt casserole dish with olive oil and microwave uncovered for 1 minute on HIGH.
  6. Mix in rice, salt and vegetable broth.
  7. Cover with heavy duty plastic wrap and vent.
  8. Microwave until mixture boils (about 5 minutes on HIGH).
  9. Microwave 10 minutes on MEDIUM (50% power); mix well.
  10. Microwave on MEDIUM LOW (30% power) until mixture is creamy and rice is tender (about 7 minutes).
  11. In a large skillet, stir ham and mushrooms over medium-high heat until ham begins to brown (3-5 minutes).
  12. Mix together dillweed, parsley, basil, thyme, and chervil.
  13. Add vegetables and ham to rice mixture, and season the with the mixed seasonings.
  14. Toss gently, cover and let stand for 5 minutes.
  15. Mix in cheese and pepper, and serve hot.