Fake-o Risott-o

Wish you could be bothered to make a real risotto? Here’s a faux version that, well, will suffice in a pinch. You’ll have to start with leftover rice, so if making plain old rice is too much for you, you’re out of luck here. Or you could order in Chinese with lots of white rice packed in those takeout boxes and certainly have enough leftover to make this tomorrow.


leftover white rice


chicken broth – or vegetable or beef, but I think chicken is the best choice

grated romano or parmesan cheese

It’s very simple. To a serving of rice in a microwaveable bowl, add a pat of butter and about a quarter cup or so of broth. Heat on High without a cover in the microwave for 2 minutes. Let it sit for a minute or 2. It should only have a little liquid left. Stir in a very generous amount of grated cheese, and there you have it! Faux Risottaux!