Thursday, February 19, 2009

Microwave broccoli rabe risotto

You will need:

* one bunch broccoli rabe, rinsed and chopped
* 1 cup arborio rice
* 3 tbs olive oil
* 1/4 cup parmesan
* salt and white pepper
* 3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
* 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes

Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the broccoli rabe for 7 minutes. Drain, reserving 3 cups of the cooking liquid.

Heat 1 tbs of the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and sauté until just golden. Add the broccoli rabe and red pepper flakes. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes.

Combine the rice, cooking liquid, remaining olive oil, and broccoli rabe in a microwave-safe casserole. Cover and microwave on high for 10 minutes. Carefully uncover and stir. Cover and microwave on high for an additional 10 minutes.

Let stand a few minutes. Carefully uncover, stir in parmesan and white pepeper to taste.

Serves 4.

1 comment:

Jeremy said...

I'm making this today. I think I'll try to shoot it, but I don't think it will be as yummy as your recipe!