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       Title: RICE STUFFED ARTICHOKES ( MW )
  Categories: Microwave, Vegetables, Rice
       Yield: 1 servings
  
       1    Med. Artichoke
       1 ts Lemon Juice
       2 tb Water
     1/4 c  Shredded Carrot
       2 tb Sliced Green Onion
       1 tb Butter Or Margarine
     1/8 ts Dried Sage, Crushed
     1/2 c  Cooked Rice
     1/4 c  Chicken Broth
     1/2 ts Lemon Juice
            Dash White Pepper
       1    Large Beaten Egg Yolk
  
   Cut off stem and loose outer leaves from artichoke.  Cut off 1 inch
   from top.  Snip off sharp leaf tips.  Brush cut edges with 1 t lemon
   juice. Place artichoke and water in a small casserole.  Cover with
   vented clear plastic wrap.  Micro-cook, covered, on 100% power for 5
   to 7 minutes or just till tender, rotating casserole a half-turn
   after 3 minutes.  Let stand, covered, while preparing stuffing.  For
   stuffing, in a small nonmetal bowl stir together carrot, onion,
   butter or margarine and sage. Micro-cook, covered, on 100% power for
   1 1/2 to 2 1/2 minutes or till vegetables are tender, stirring once.
   Stir together vegetable mixture and rice.  Drain artichoke.  Remove
   center leaves and choke from artichoke. Spread the artichoke leaves
   slightly.  Spoon rice stuffing into the center and behind each large
   leaf.  Return artichoke to casserole.  Cover with vented clear
   plastic wrap.  Micro-cook, covered, on 100% power for 1 to 2 minutes
   or till stuffing is hot and base of artichoke is fork-tender,
   rotating the casserole a half-turn every 30 seconds.  Let stand,
   covered, while preparing sauce.  For sauce, in a 1-cup measure stir
   together chicken broth, 1/2 t lemon juice, cornstarch, and pepper.
   Micro-cook, uncovered, on 100% power for 1 to 2 minutes or till
   thickened and bubbly, stirring every 30 seconds.  Stir HALF the hot
   mixture into the egg yolk. Return all to the 1-cup measure.
   Micro-cook, uncovered, on 100% power for 15 seconds. Transfer stuffed
   artichoke to a warm plate.  Pour sauce around the artichoke.
  
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