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Microwave Risotto with Ham, Peas and Cheese

microwave risotto with ham, peas and cheese Side Dish
Microwave Risotto with Ham, Peas and Cheese
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Servings 4

Get creamy, dreamy risotto without the hassle (or the mess) with this killer microwave version made even more amazing with ham, peas and Parmesan.

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 cup uncooked short-grain Arborio rice
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup diced ham
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Steps

  • 1
    In 2-quart microwavable bowl, place 2 tablespoons of the butter, the onion, garlic and pepper. Cover tightly with plastic wrap; microwave on High 2 to 4 minutes or until onion is soft. Add rice; stir to coat with butter. Cover; set aside.
  • 2
    In 4-cup microwavable measuring cup, place broth. Microwave uncovered on High 5 minutes or until hot. Pour into rice mixture; stir. Cover tightly with plastic wrap; microwave on High 5 minutes.
  • 3
    Stir mixture. Cover tightly; microwave on Medium (50%) 12 minutes. Stir in ham and frozen peas; continue to cook on Medium (50%) 5 to 7 minutes longer or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed.
  • 4
    Stir in remaining 2 tablespoons butter and the cheese. Serve immediately.

  • Instead of a 2-quart bowl, use an 8-cup glass measuring cup. It’s a great workhorse to have in your microwave cooking toolkit – measure and microwave all in one container.
  • Like it hot? Substitute crushed red pepper flakes for the ground black pepper.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 4
Calories
440
% Daily Value
Total Fat
19g
Saturated Fat
60g
Trans Fat
0.5g
Cholesterol
60mg
Sodium
1330mg
Total Carbs
48g
Dietary Fiber
2g
Protein
19g
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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