Impossible Microwave Risotto
1 teaspoon unsalted butter
1 teaspoon olive oil
2 tablespoons minced onions
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 cup arborio rice
1 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup dry white wine
salt and pepper
3 optional ingredients, below
Heat butter and oil in a large soup bowl, uncovered, in the microwave
oven at 100% for 2 minutes. (More powerful microwaves may require
a lower setting.)
Add onion, garlic,and rice, stir to coat. Cook, uncovered, at
100% for 4 minutes.
Add broth, wine, and any optional ingredients. Cook, uncovered,
for 6 minutes. Stir well and cook for 6 minutes more. Monitor to
be certain that liquid does not entirely cook off.
Remove from the microwave. Stir in salt and pepper and serve hot.
Optional ingredients may include 4 ounces of the following: cooked,
sliced artichoke hearts (fresh or canned), cooked and drained diced
bell pepper, or cooked and drained sliced mushrooms, and
2 ounces: minced sun dried tomatoes (reconstituted in water or
oil), minced oil cured olives (greek/calamata may substitute),
minced anchovies (may be soaked in milk 15 minutes to mellow flavor),
or minced capers, and
Saffron, basil or other spice to taste.