8 Easy Microwave Recipes
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Dinner: Artichoke Lemon RisottoRisotto is a classic Italian dish made with exquisite love, attention, and hours of time at the stove. Make this modern-day version in 10 minutes flat.
6 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup minced onion
2 cups arborio rice
6 cups of chicken or vegetable broth
1 can each of artichoke bottoms and hearts, well rinsed and cut into 1/4-inch slices
Zest and juice of 2 ripe lemons
1 tablespoon kosher salt
Stir onions and olive oil in a 14-inch microwaveable dish. Microwave uncovered for 3 minutes. Without removing dish from oven, stir in the rice and cook for 3 minutes. Pour in the broth and stir. Cook for 12 more minutes. Stir in the artichoke pieces and cook for 6 more minutes. Stir in the lemon zest and juice; cook for 2 more minutes. Remove from oven; taste and stir in salt (or add more if broth had no salt).
Source: Barbara Kafka, author of "Microwave Gourmet"
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