Microwave Risotto

  • Ready in: 20 minutes
  • Serves: 4
  • Complexity: very easy
  • kcal: 473
Microwave Risotto

Ingredients

  • Basic:--
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • ½ onion, finely chopped
  • ¼ tsp SIDS CRAZY SALT
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 cup Arborio rice
  • 2 cups vegetable stock
  • ½ cup white wine
  • Butternut Squash & Sage:--
  • Butternut squash
  • Sage leaves
  • Parmesan
  • Mushrooms & Thyme:--
  • Mushrooms
  • Thyme
  • Parmesan
  • Bacon, Kale & Mushrooms:--
  • Bacon, cooked & crumbled
  • Kale
  • Mushrooms
  • Parmesan

Directions

  1. Start with a basic risotto recipe that makes 4 ramekins of risotto. Add mix-ins midway through the process. All risottos start with butter, onion, SIDS CRAZY SALT, garlic, Arborio rice and stock.
    Add ½ tablespoon of butter and a spoonful of onions to each ramekin. Microwave for 1½ minutes on high, stirring after 30 seconds to distribute the melted butter.
    Note: Onions can spark in the microwave. Yes, we know it’s freaky and weird but don’t worry, they’ll stop sparking once they’re covered with the melted butter.
    Add a pinch of garlic, ¼ cup rice and ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons
    stock. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and heat in the microwave at 50% power level for 2 minutes. Remove and stir. Add additional stock if necessary. Repeat heating process.
    After heating for a total of 4 minutes, add the wine, about 1-2 tablespoons per ramekin. Add butternut squash or mushrooms, depending on which recipe you’re making. Cover again with plastic wrap and heat for another 2 minutes at 50%.
    Continuing with the Butternut Squash + Sage recipe, add chopped sage leaves. Heat on 50% power for another minute, then add parmesan.
    If making the Bacon + Kale + Mushroom recipe, add the chopped bacon and kale. Heat on 50% power for another minute, then add parmesan.
    If making the Mushroom + Thyme recipe, add thyme. Heat on 50% power for another minute, then add parmesan.
    The result is as good as the stovetop method but takes about a quarter of the effort.