Microwave Risotto With Peas and Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese

46 mins (prep 10, cooking 36)
13 ingredients
3 servings
I’ve made risotto by the traditional method (in a pan on the stove top, stirring for 1/2 hour adding a 1/2-cup of broth at a time) and by this microwave method. I can’t tell the difference of the final result. So this is the only way I make risotto now.This is a good recipe for those who have physical challenges and can’t stir regular risotto for half an hour. Let the microwave do the work for you and eliminate most of the stirring.Just make sure to use a medium grain rice. I have best results with Calrose rice. Long grain doesn’t work well because it has less of the starch that creates the creamy texture of risotto.This recipe is gauged for a 1500-watt microwave.

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Serving Size (672.22 g)
Servings 3
Amount per Serving
Calories 1041.94 Calories from Fat 494.55
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 54.95g 253.63%
Saturated Fat 10.15g 152.2%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 264.2mg 264.2%
Sodium 1130.58mg 141.32%
Total Carbohydrate 29.59g 29.59%
Dietary Fiber 6.55 g 78.66%
Sugars 6.1 g %
Protein 95.56g 573.38%
Vitamin A 2075.38IU% Vitamin C 20.83mg%
Calcium 111.2mg% Iron 6.36mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
white pepper, medium-grain white rice, table salt, parmigiano-reggiano cheese