One Minute Brown Rice Risotto

Brown Rice Risotto with garlic, peas and lemon makes the perfect on-the-go meal that feels like you spent all day in the kitchen, in just one minute in the microwave.

Brown Rice Risotto with garlic, peas and lemon

Brown Rice Risotto in aĀ MinuteĀ®

One Minute Brown Rice RisottoĀ combinesĀ MinuteĀ® Ready to Serve Rice, who was generous enough to sponsor this post, with just a few pantry ingredients to turn your work lunch or quick last minute meal into something you’ll crave every day! In just 60 seconds, you have a creamy cheesy lemon garlic quick risotto with peas. The easiest part is that you can pack your mix-ins ahead so lunch is as quick as combining the two and microwaving.

Mix-in Ideas for DeLicious Brown Rice Risotto On-The-Go

Here are some extra mix-in ideas for your One Minute Brown Rice RisottoĀ that all start with 2 tablespoons of heavy cream or half and half as the base:

  • corn, black beans, cayenne and jack cheese
  • pesto, grape tomatoes (cut in half you don’t want them to burst in the microwave), fresh mozzarella
  • diced mushrooms, thyme, garlic, Parmesan
  • caramelized onions, pancetta or bacon (cubed), provolone
  • cut shrimp, garlic, frozen spinach (chopped), Parmesan, crushed red peppers

The rule of thumb is try not to add more than 4 or 5 tablespoons of total ingredients to the cups (in addition to the heavy cream). There’s only so much space in the cups.

So Easy, Works Wonders for Lunch

If you don’t have the cups of Minute Rice, you can also use Minute Whole Grain Brown Rice. It cooks in just ten minutes. Portion out a cup of it and mix with the ingredients in a small covered container. When you’re ready for lunch, microwave for one minute uncovered and enjoy your delicious meal!

The “recipe” for One Minute Brown Rice RisottoĀ is almost too easy. Just add all the ingredients into the cup of rice and microwaved uncovered for one minute:

How to make Brown Rice Risotto in one minute!Ā Wait just a few seconds, stir and enjoy your creamy, cheesyĀ One Minute Brown Rice Risotto:

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One Minute Brown Rice Risotto

One Minute Brown Rice Risotto with garlic, peas and lemon makes the perfect on the go meal that feels like you spent all day in the kitchen in just one minute in the microwave.
Yield 1 serving
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 2 minutes
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Author Sabrina Snyder

Ingredients
 

  • 1 cup MinuteĀ® Ready to Serve Brown Rice
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream (half and half would be OK)
  • 2-3 tablespoons Parmesan Cheese
  • 2 tablespoons peas
  • 1 teaspoon chopped garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

Instructions

  • Stir all the ingredients together carefully and microwave for one minute.
  • If you are taking this on the go, pack the heavy cream, Parmesan, peas and garlic in a small covered container and refrigerate until needed.
  • Add in to the cup just before microwaving.

Nutrition

Calories: 391kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 175mg | Potassium: 227mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 750IU | Vitamin C: 16.2mg | Calcium: 157mg | Iron: 1.5mg
Keyword: Brown Rice Risotto

Plate of brown rice risotto

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of MinuteĀ® Ready to Serve Rice.

One Minute Brown Rice Risotto with garlic, peas and lemon makes the perfect on the go meal that feels like you spent all day in the kitchen in just one minute in the microwave.
One Minute Brown Rice Risotto with garlic, peas and lemon makes the perfect on the go meal that feels like you spent all day in the kitchen in just one minute in the microwave.
One Minute Brown Rice Risotto with garlic, peas and lemon makes the perfect on the go meal that feels like you spent all day in the kitchen in just one minute in the microwave.

About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

Sabrina Snyder is a professionally trained personal and private chef of over 10 years who is the creator and developer of all the recipes on Dinner, then Dessert.

She is also the author of the upcoming cookbook: Dinner, then Dessert ā€“ Satisfying Meals Using Only 3, 5 or 7 Ingredients which is being published by Harper Collins.

She started Dinner, then Dessert as a business in her office as a lunch service for her coworkers who admired her lunches before going to culinary school and becoming a full time personal chef and private chef.

As a personal chef Sabrina would cook for families one day a week and cook their entire week of dinners. All grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning was done along with instructions on reheating. As a private chef she cooked for private parties and cooked in family homes in the evenings for families on a nightly basis after working as a personal chef during the day.

Sabrina has been certified as a ServSafe Manager since 2007 and was a longstanding member of the USPCA Personal Chef Association including being on the board of the Washington DC Chapter of Chefs in the US Personal Chef Association when they won Chapter of the year.

As a member of the community of food website creators Sabrina Snyder has spoken at many conferences regarding her experiences as a food writer including the Indulge Food Conference, Everything Food Conference, Haven Food Conference and IACP Annual Food Professionals Conference.

Sabrina lives with her family in sunny California.

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    1. If you’re going to use milk, I recommend melting a little bit of butter in there to help thicken it. Hope this helps!

  1. A tasty sounding recipe, but weā€™re not all cooking for one! Iā€™ll have to multiply this recipe times 6, in order to have enough.

  2. I don’t care for rice, but I’ll consider buying the Minute Ready to Serve to check it out, because I love peas.

    1. Oooh, that would be a whole different recipe unfortunately. Let me do some recipe testing and get back to you.

  3. This Risotto sounds incredibly delicious! I’d like to serve it as an awesome acompament to chicken. How can I adjust this recipe to make 4 servings, …. if I chose to use “Minute (Instant) Brown Rice”, instead of the pre-cooked rice in a cup?

    1. I would just make the minute rice as directed and combine everything once it’s done. If you hover over the the serving number, you can use the slider tool to adjust to 4 servings and that will give you new ingredient amounts. Hope this helps!

  4. I LOVE these cups – so convenient! This recipe would be perfect for lunch, too.

  5. Hi Sabrina… until now I’m still “afraid” to cook and eat risotto. Both my husband and me still prefer normal pilaf as our dinner. But yours itch me to try to make it too šŸ™‚ looks yummy

  6. I love , love, love risotto! This one looks fantastic, and the green peas so cute, + brown rice, I’m sold !