Asparagus and Lemon Risotto

  • StephanieLark Posted: 04/28/13
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    Surprisingly spectacular recipe. I've been dissapointed before by home-made risotto, so was a bit wary of attempting to make this one. So glad I gave it a try! Such a great flavor! I did have to cook the rice & asparagus an extra 6 minutes total for the rice to be fully cooked through & most of the liquid absorbed (maybe this had more to do with the bowl I used or the microwave I used vs the recipe?). Not exactly a quick recipe if you add up the total microwave time, but much more simpler then fussy stove-top risotto and like another reviewer mentioned - it frees you up to prepare the rest of the meal, clean up the kitchen, set the table etc b/c you don't have to babysit it while it's cooking!

  • Suzanne2476 Posted: 04/22/13
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    Delicious and since you aren't constantly stirring you can do kitchen cleanup while it's cooking.

  • KTDETTLE Posted: 04/17/13
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    I followed the recipe exactly which is very difficult for me normally but I really wanted this to turn out. Cooking in the microwave has always proven to be less than okay in the past. I was certainly surprised when this dish turned out perfectly as written. Just as good as any labor intensive stove top risotto. Great advice given throughout the recipe, especially ensuring you have at least a 2qt. microwave safe dish because of the expanding and boiling aspect. Also not to cover during the cooking. I used medium grain rice since I had on hand and worked well. Served next to a tuscan chicken bake. Really too nice a meal in the end for just a regular week night!

  • debbieshuman Posted: 05/01/13
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    This was delicious! I followed the recipe exactly as written, except that I added a whole cup of onions and adjusted the cooking times since my microwave is only a 900 watt one. This was simple to make. It does require your time because of the stirring every 4 minutes but it is so worth it. This was just as good as risotto that I get in restaurants. I will definitely make this again.

  • K9andCat Posted: 05/24/13
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    This was so delicious! I added sliced chicken breasts to the top of our dishes to make it a complete dinner. So yummy and easy to make!!

  • TwylaS Posted: 05/24/13
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    I was very skeptical about cooking a risotto in the microwave since I know what it takes to make one from scratch on the stove. I was pleasantly surprised when I took this out of the microwave after it's last interval and saw that it was nice and creamy. And it tasted just about as good as a long-cooked risotto. I was able to cook the remainder of the meal while this microwaved so that everything was ready at the same time. This is a life saver for weeknight dinners!

  • gailatwailea Posted: 05/22/13
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    Love this. So quick and easy in the micro. Nice, zesty, fresh flavor and good consistency. I'll try other risotto combos by this method. It makes it an easy, last minute dish that does not disappoint. Has anyone tried doubling this recipe? Does it work or do you need to make two batches?

  • BethieC Posted: 06/23/13
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    I royally screwed up during the cooking process because l had guests talking to me and l missed the stirring in the stock and wine step! I stirred in the rice, then proceeded into the 16 minute cooking part. But luckily, l caught it after only about 6 minutes. At that point, my rice was browned, so l ended up with brown risotto, but somehow, it all turned out fine! The texture was creamy, it was cooked perfectly (l added time after putting in the stock to make up for that 6 minute error) and my guests loved it! I probably son't make it on the stove ever again because who has time to stand and stir for 30 minutes?? Especially when the results from the microwave, even with a major misstep, are so perfect!

  • LDombeck Posted: 06/11/13
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    As others said, I was skeptical about risotto in the microwave. It did turn out very well. Better than say a boxed risotto mix, but not as good as the traditional method. I love risotto and don't mind standing at the stove for a half hour to make one. But if you just don't like doing that or don't have the time, this recipe is for you. Really good and if pressed for time, I will make this again.

  • parkd33 Posted: 04/27/13
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    This turned out well. I made half of the recipe and was glad to have found a successful microwave recipe.

  • harpette Posted: 05/30/13
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    I have to admit that I was very skeptical about even attempting this recipe. Good risotto from a microwave? No way! But, I'm so pleased that you proved me wrong. The technique worked like a charm. The texture of the rice was wonderfully creamy and so full of flavor. Now I'm looking forward to adapting my other risotto recipes to work in the microwave too!

  • jennyr15375 Posted: 07/01/13
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    Wow! I can't believe how good this risotto was! We are remodeling our kitchen right now and therefore, do not have a stove. This microwave risotto really hit the spot, and I didn't miss my kitchen for once. I didn't change anything in the recipe.

  • KGiamarino Posted: 10/30/13
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    Awesome!!!!

  • GrandmaKY Posted: 08/02/13
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    Louisville, KY

    I can't believe how easy and DELICIOUS this was. I made it for guests and everyone at the table went back for seconds and commented how good it was. They were all shocked it was made in the microwave! I added mushrooms instead of asparagus otherwise I followed the recipe exactly. I served it with planked salmon and CL grilled peach salad. YUMMY

  • daneanp Posted: 08/01/13
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    Amazingly, our market did not have asparagus today so DH came home with nice green beans. At first I thought I'd just make something else but then decided to swap the beans for the asparagus and I'm glad I did. Family raved. I did have to add an additional 5 minutes to the overall cooking time and put the beans in with 10 minutes left to go.

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