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Microwave Risotto with Winter Squash, Maple Syrup and Sage

Risotto just went from a pain in the wrist to an easy main dish with this delicious, affordable microwave version. Learn how to make it in five easy steps.

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  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 45 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

2
tablespoons butter
1/2
cup finely chopped onion (1 medium)
1
clove garlic, finely chopped
1 1/2
teaspoons salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1
cup uncooked short-grain Arborio rice
1 1/2
cups vegetable broth
1
cup water
1
box (10 oz) Cascadian Farm® Organic frozen winter squash
1/4
cup real maple syrup
1/2
cup shredded Parmesan cheese (2 oz)
1
tablespoon finely chopped fresh sage leaves

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Directions

  • 1 In 2-quart microwavable casserole, place butter, onion, garlic, salt and pepper. Cover tightly; microwave on High about 3 minutes or until onion is soft. Add rice; stir to coat with butter. Cover; set aside.
  • 2 In 4-cup microwavable measuring cup, place broth and water. Microwave uncovered 5 minutes or until hot. Pour into rice mixture; stir. Cover tightly; microwave on High 5 minutes or until mixture is boiling.
  • 3 Stir mixture; stir in squash. Cover tightly; microwave on Medium (50%) 12 minutes. Stir; continue to cook on Medium (50%) 5 to 7 minutes longer or until rice is just tender and most of liquid is absorbed.
  • 4 Stir in maple syrup. Top with cheese and sage. Serve immediately.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
370
(
Calories from Fat
100),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
11%
(Saturated Fat
6g,
6%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
25mg
25%;
Sodium
1470mg
1470%;
Total Carbohydrate
58g
58%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
16g
16%
),
Protein
10g
10%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
70%;
Vitamin C
6%;
Calcium
20%;
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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