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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. ...MORE+ LESS-

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 Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
1
cup diced ham
1
cup Cascadian Farm™ frozen organic peas (from 10-oz bag)
1/2
cup shredded Parmesan cheese (2 oz)

Steps

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  • 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.

Expert Tips

  • 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 Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
440
Calories from Fat
170
% Daily Value
Total Fat
19g
29%
Saturated Fat
11g
54%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
60mg
20%
Sodium
1330mg
55%
Potassium
270mg
8%
Total Carbohydrate
48g
16%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Sugars
3g
Protein
19g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%
25%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 1 Very Lean Meat; 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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