Slow Cooker Risotto Recipe - How to make risotto in the slow cooker. A hands-free method to make yummy risotto - chicken broth, Arborio rice, seasonings, and parmesan cheese! This is a great base recipe for risotto. Feel free to add in some green peas, cooked mushrooms, prosciutto, or cooked chopped chicken. The possibilities are endless! #slowcooker #crockpot #rice #risotto #sidedish
Mix chicken broth, rice, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper in the slow cooker. Cover and cook on HIGH for 2 hours.
Stir in parmesan cheese. Cover and let cook about 2 minutes, until cheese is melted. Serve
This recipe uses Arborio rice. Arborio rice is a short-grain Italian rice that can be found in the rice section at the grocery store and Walmart.
Do not rinse the rice before adding it to the crockpot. You want the extra starch when making risotto. The starch is what makes the rice creamy.
What rice can I substitute for Arborio? You can really use any type of medium or short-grain rice to make the dish. Sushi rice works well in a pinch. Avoid is long-grain rice, like basmati or jasmine, as it doesn’t have enough starch content to get creamy.
I used parmesan cheese in this risotto. Feel free to use any cheese that you enjoy.
This is a great base recipe for risotto. Feel free to add in some green peas, cooked mushrooms, prosciutto, or cooked chopped chicken. The possibilities are endless!