5 Minute Cheat's Risotto for One

    5 minutes

    I discovered this recipe by accident but have been making it ever since for a quick, easy lunch or dinner for one. The tomatoes and spinach soften easily in the microwave and the cheese melts to create a sauce and give the consistency of risotto.

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    Serves: 1 

    • 1 (250g) pouch 2 minute microwave brown rice
    • 8 or 10 cherry tomatoes
    • a handful (about 20g) fresh spinach leaves
    • 40g mozzarella or parmesan cheese, cubed
    • salt and pepper, to taste

    Preparation:5min  ›  Ready in:5min 

    1. Transfer the brown rice to a microwave safe dish. Add tomatoes, spinach and mozarella cubes. Mix well.
    2. Cover the bowl with a piece of damp kitchen roll. Microwave for 2 minutes, remove and stir well. Season well with salt and pepper and eat immediately.

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    in India we do not use much brown rice. can we use white rice?  -  10 May 2017  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


    Good idea! I would definitely microwave the tomatoes like that again.  -  02 Dec 2014  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)