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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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


  • 1Combine 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
  • 2Stir in stock and wine; microwave at high 16 minutes, stirring for 30 seconds every 4 minutes.
  • 3Add 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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