Microwave Asparagus and Lemon Risotto

Lynette !


For the first year of college, my kids only had a microwave to cook with. My daughter especially wanted recipes that would keep her out of the fast food joints!


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10 Min
30 Min


  • 3/4 c
    onion, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1 c
    arborio rice
  • 3 c
    chicken stock, unsalted
  • 1/2 c
    dry white wine
  • 1 lb
    asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1/2 tsp
    lemon rind grated
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    black pepper, freshly ground
  • 1 1/2 oz
    parmigiano-reggiano cheese, shaved (1/2 cup), divided

How to Make Microwave Asparagus and Lemon Risotto


  1. Combine first 4 ingredients in a 2 quart microwave-safe glass bowl. Microwave at High for 3 minutes. Stir in rice; microwave at High 3 minutes
  2. Stir in stock and wine; microwave at high 16 minutes, stirring for 30 seconds every 4 minutes.
  3. Add asparagus; microwave at high for 2 minutes. Stir in rind, juice, salt, pepper, and half of the cheese. Top with the remaining cheese.

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About Microwave Asparagus and Lemon Risotto

Course/Dish: Vegetables, Rice Sides
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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