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Among hundreds of risotto recipes, this one stands out because it’s cooked in the microwave.

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INGREDIENTS: • 125 ml (1/2 cup) Italian rice, uncooked • 60 ml (1/4 cup) broken, uncooked spaghetti • 1 Italian sausage, mild or hot • 15 ml (1 tbsp) oil • 1 small onion, finely sliced • 1/2 clove garlic, crushed • 125 ml (1/2 cup) quartered mushrooms • 2 tomatoes, peeled and seeded • 7 ml (1 1/2 tsp) chopped parsley • 3 ml (1/2 tsp) basil • 250 ml (1 cup) beef bouillon • 60 ml (1/4 cup) parmesan cheese • Salt and pepper DIRECTIONS: Remove sausage meat from casing. Heat a browning dish in the microwave for 5 min- utes, on high. Add the oil and sausage. Cook for 4 minutes on high, breaking up the sausage meat with the fork. Add the onion, garlic and mush- rooms, and cook for 2 minutes more on high, stirring frequently. Put the contents of the brown- ing dish into a casserole and add the rice, spa- ghetti, basil, salt and pepper, and beef bouillon. Cover and cook for 15 minutes on high. Stir in the parsley and chopped tomatoes, and leave to stand 3 minutes before serving. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Recipe and photo : The Complete Microwave Cookbook, Judith Ferguson, Collins Royal.



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