Basic Microwave Risotto

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup uncooked Arborio rice
  • 3/4 cup white wine
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan or cheddar cheese (or both)

Directions

  1. In a 3 quart, microwave safe casserole dish combine butter, garlic and onion. Place dish in microwave and cook on high for 3 minutes.
  2. Place vegetable broth in a microwave safe dish. Heat on microwave until the broth is hot but not boiling (approximately 2 minutes).
  3. Stir the rice and broth into the casserole dish with the onion, butter and garlic mixture. Cover the dish tightly and cook on high for 6 minutes.
  4. Stir wine into the rice. Cook on high for 10 minutes more. Most of the liquid should boil off. Stir the cheese into the rice and serve.