this is from barbara kafka's "microwave gourmet". i make it often, it's so easy. no stirring like the traditional recipe. add an extra cup of water if you like yours creamier.
- heat butter and oil in pie dish, uncovered for 2 minutes on hi.
- add onion, stir, cook for 4 minutes on hi.
- stir in rice to coat, cook 4 minutes on hi.
- mix saffron into broth, add to rice, cook on hi for 9 minutes.
- stir and cook on hi for 9 minutes more.
- let sit for a few mins, add salt, pepper and cheese.