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                             RISOTTA PRIMAVERA
 
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Rice                             Vegetables
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1       tb           Butter
      1/2   c            Onion, finely chopped
   14       oz           Can chicken broth, reduced
                         -sodium,
                         (or 1 can vegetable broth)
    1       c            Arborio rice
    1       md           Carrot, peeled & finely
                         Chopped
      1/2   c            Sweet red pepper, finely
                         Chopped
      1/2   c            Fresh or frozen green peas
      1/3   c            + 2-4 T. water
    1       t            Dried basil leaves
      1/2   c            Parmesan cheese, grated
    1                    Clove garlic, finely
                         Chopped
      1/4   ts           Black pepper
 
   In a 1-qt microwave-proof dish, microwave butter on
   high for 20-30 secs until melted.  Stir in onion,
   cover and microwave for 1 min.
   
   Stir broth & rice into onion mixture; cover. Microwave
   on high 6 min. Rotate halfway through.  Stir in carrot
   & red pepper; cover and microwave 4 min on high.
   
   Stir peas, 1/2 c. water and basil into rice mixture.
   Cover and microwave 4 min. on high.  Stir, cover, and
   microwave on high 2 more min.
   
   Stir in parmesan cheese, garlic and pepper.  Cover and
   set aside for 6-8 min., stirring occasionally, until
   rice is cooked but slightly chewy. Stir in an add'l
   2-4 T of water for a creamier texture.
   
   Recipe By     : Country Living, May 1995
  
 
 
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