Lemon Risotto {microwave version!}

One of my ALL TIME Favorite Comfort Foods is risotto. I love it there is something about the process of making it and the rich yummy goodness that comes with it. I adore Nigella and had to become a part of I HEART COOKING CLUBS because they are featuring my girl! I became rather obsessed with Risotto after making Nigella’s Lemon Risotto in my fav cookbook Nigella Bites! As much as I love her rather long version of this recipe I have come up with a MICROWAVE version that is fantastic! I use all the great flavors that Nigella uses just in a quick cook version. I do omit the raw egg yolk as I have a tot and well, I just leave it out now. Sorry.

1/2 sweet onion, chopped fine
2 Tb butter
2 Tb olive oil
Put this in a large microwave safe bowl and nuke for 3 mins. Then add:
1 cup Arborio rice
2 3/4 c chicken broth (you may need a little more broth to add at end)
1/4 c white wine
Cover tightly with plastic wrap and nuke for 9 mins, remove & swirl bowl without uncovering and cook 9 more mins. Remove, discard wrap & stir in 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup more broth . Add:
1/4 c Parmesan Cheese
1/4 c half and half
juice & zest from 1/2 lemon
fresh cracked pepper
1/2 tsp tarragon, thyme or rosemary
ENJOY!! and for more yummy Nigella inspired recipes go HERE!!


  1. girlichef says:

    Oh, this is comfort food at its best!! Great choice for the potluck this week…another one that I’ve had bookmarked for a while now…sounds like I have to get around to making it!

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