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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

yummy recipes!

I recently tried these recipes & we loved them so I wanted to share them...

Pasta with White Beans & Arugula

16 oz. of bowtie pasta
1 can of cannellini beans, rinsed & drained
1 jar (8.5 oz.) of sundried tomatoes with oil, drained & chopped
5 oz. of fresh arugula, washed & dried
4 oz. of crumbled feta cheese
1/4 cup of chopped fresh basil
2 tbsp. of fresh lemon juice
2 tbsp. of olive oil
1/4 teaspoon of salt

Cook pasta according to package directions; drain.
Stir beans and remaining ingredients in a mixing bowl.
After mixing well, add pasta & serve.
(I substitued parmesan cheese for feta...yummy!)

Microwave Risotto
1 tablespoon of olive oil
2 cups of chicken broth
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
½ cup of white wine
1 cup of Arborio rice
4 tablespoons of grated Parmesan
fresh ingredients of your choice to add

Stir oil, garlic, and rice in medium-sized microwaveable bowl. Microwave on high, uncovered for 3 minutes.
Add in broth and wine.
Cover bowl & microwave for 16-18 minutes.
Stir to see if liquid is absorbed into rice. If not, microwave additional 2-5 minutes.
While risotto is microwaving, prepare additional ingredients to mix in (corn & tomatoes, mushroom & spinach, meats, etc.) by sauteing ingredients in olive oil on stovetop.
Add parmesan & other ingredients & serve hot.
(I never could have imagined microwave risotto could be so delicious!)


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