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.
Add whatever else you have on hand that cooks easily, such as mushrooms, spring onions or fresh herbs.
Parmesan cheese is not truly vegetarian, as it contains animal rennet. To make this dish 100% vegetarian, omit the cheese or find a suitable vegetarian substitute made without animal rennet. In supermarkets look for the 'parmesan style hard cheeses' which are suitable for vegetarians.
in India we do not use much brown rice. can we use white rice? - 10 May 2017
Good idea! I would definitely microwave the tomatoes like that again. - 02 Dec 2014