Microwave Mushroom & Cheese Risotto

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  • Place butter in 9-inch square glass baking dish. On HIGH: Melt butter. Add mushrooms, onions and garlic. Stir to coat. Cook, uncovered, for 5 minutes.
  • Add rice, chicken broth and wine (if used). Cook uncovered, until rice is tender (about 20 to 30 minutes). Stir once halfway through cooking. If rice isn't moist enough, add more broth towards the end.
  • Remove from microwave. Stir in Cheddar. Let stand 5 minutes.
  • Sprinkle with Parmesan and parsley if desired.

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  1. cherrycherrycherry
    I wish I didn't use as much cheese, but I enjoyed this so much!
  2. Messy44
    This was really good! Made without onions (out) but that was only change. Time was 13 minutes, stir, 11 minutes, stir and add liquid, 1 minute. Lovely! Will make again. Thanks.
  3. Ck2plz
    This was so yummy! I made this for DH b/c he loves mushrooms. No mushrooms for me! I had to add more chicken broth and the cook time leaned more to 30 minutes. I did add in some 1/2 and 1/2 at the end to make it a little creamier. The mushrooms did not overpower the risotto. I feel with mushrooms they take over the flavor but not in this dish.
  4. MakeDollarHoller
    This is an EXCELLENT microwave risotto. The directions said to cook on HIGH for the mushroom/onion mixture, but no temperature was given for the rice. I cooked it on HIGH for 13 minutes, stirred and cooked another 13 minutes. I used the white wine-it made the dish. I skipped the parmesan at the end.
  5. Boomette
    This is outstanding. Very tasty and so easy. I've always loved risotto but I don't do that oftens because we have to stir constantly. I was out of butter so I used olive oil that I added to mushroom, onion and garlic. I used one onion. I didn't have white wine so I used chicken broth (low-sodium). It cooked 25 minutes and I didn't have to add more broth. I forgot to add parmesan and parsley but it was so good like that. Thanks Celine :) Made for Newest Zaar Tag.


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