Mushroom Risotto

Mushroom Risotto

Stovetop risotto is notoriously labor intensive. This version gives you a break. Walk away as the rice turns al dente before finishing it off with a generous dusting of parmesan. Creamy, rich, and wonderfully umami, this is the dish you turn to when you need to eat your feelings.

All of Anyday’s recipes are tested (and retested!) in many different microwaves and home kitchens to make sure they work — and work well.


Select your microwave wattage in the dropdown. The cook times in this recipe will automatically change accordingly.

To find your microwave’s wattage, look at the front panel, the side of the door, in the back, in the user manual, or Google the model number. If both an input and output wattage are listed, use the output.

Wattage translates to how powerful the microwave is. The higher the wattage, the faster your food will cook. The lower the wattage, the longer the cook time.

When in doubt, start with less time — you can always add more.


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Product Size

  • Medium Shallow
  • Large Shallow
  • Medium Deep
  • Large Deep

Prep Time

10 mins

Cook Time

23 mins

Free Time

to play a game of Go Fish.


  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ½ cup (90g) arborio rice (short grain rice can also work in a pinch)
  • cup (160ml) chicken or vegetable stock
  • ¼ cup (60ml) white wine
  • 4-5 (90g) mushrooms, sliced (shiitake, oyster, cremini can all work)
  • ¼ cup (25g) parmesan, grated
  • salt, to taste
  • black pepper, to taste


  1. Melt butter in the Anyday dish. Add the garlic. Cover with the lid (knob lifted).
  2. Cook in the microwave for 1 minute, or until fragrant.
  3. Stir in the rice, chicken stock, wine, mushrooms, and salt.
  4. Cover and cook at Power Level 4

    Certain foods cook best in the microwave at lower power levels. 

    Different microwaves have different settings. See your microwave manual (or look it up online) to learn how to change your microwave’s power level.

    For many microwaves: enter the cook time, press the “Power” (or “Power Level”) button, and select a number between 1-10. Other microwaves may require selecting the Power Level first, and then entering the cook time.

    Microwaves list power levels in different ways. Here’s a guide to help you adjust:

    PL 10 = 100% = High (default)

    PL 9 = 90% = High

    PL 8 = 80% = Med-High

    PL 7 = 70% = Med-High

    PL 6 = 60% = Medium

    PL 5 = 50% = Medium

    PL 4 = 40% = Med-Low

    PL 3 = 30% = Med-Low

    PL 2 = 20% = Low

    PL 1 = 10% = Low

    You will know if the power level has been successfully changed if you hear periodic changes in the microwave’s tone after it begins cooking.

    for 22 minutes, or until risotto is plump, creamy, and slightly al dente.
  5. Stir in grated parmesan. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve and enjoy!

Serving suggestions & tips

  • Adjust the power level by 1 as needed — increase if it’s taking longer than expected, or decrease if it’s bubbling over.
  • For a creamier risotto, add more cheese and butter.
  • Mix in some fresh arugula right before serving to add some light greens.
  • Microwave ovens vary, even with the same wattages. Adjust cooking times as needed.