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Slow Cooker Risotto Recipe

Slow Cooker Risotto

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"The classic Italian rice dish, now simplified in a slow cooker near you!"

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    2 hrs 15 mins

    2 hrs 25 mins


  1. Mix chicken broth, rice, olive oil, wine, garlic, onion flakes, salt, and black pepper in a slow cooker. Cook on High for 2 to 2 1/2 hours. Stir in Parmesan cheese; cook uncovered until Parmesan cheese is melted, about 15 minutes.
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  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 09, 2012

Delicious! Mine was done to perfection in exactly 2 hours. I used a 3qt. slow cooker and that was a perfect size for this. I can't believe that something this simple could come out so flavorful! I will def be making this again! Thanks for sharing. :)

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 10, 2012

After 1 3/4 hours it was a gloppy mess that did not resemble risotto.


52 Ratings

Sep 08, 2012

To Karin - you MUST use Arborio rice - no other type will work!! Only Arborio rice has enough starch to become risotto. (I learned that the hard way!)

Aug 26, 2012

Delicious! Since finding this recipe, I've made it weekly. Throw all of the ingredients in the crock pot and two hours later you have an amazing risotto. I've highly recommend this recipe.

Sep 13, 2012

I must say...I was extremely skeptical when first reading this recipe. I did not think risotto could be this easy and this good...but it turned out absolutely delicious! I used low sodium chicken broth to keep it a little healthier and it was still amazing. I also used Asiago cheese instead of Parmesean just because thats what I had on hand. Thank you for such a scrumptious and easy recipe!

Aug 16, 2012

Wow!! So glad i stumbled upon this recipe when I was not even looking for anything like it. This is AMAZING! Tastes just like risotto and is so extremely easy. I will be making this often. I followed the directions exactly except i used jarred garlic.

Sep 09, 2012

They make this on Hell's Kitchen all the time and my boyfriend and I wanted to know what all the rave was. I saw that it could be made in the slow cooker & thought how much easier could it get. We've never had risotto so we're not sure if it turned out to be the same consistency that it should be but we enjoyed it. Delicious with our Grilled Salmon and Fresh Asparagus Soup.

Oct 14, 2012

I love this recipe, it worked great even with a couple little tweaks to make it vegan. I had roasted shallots on hand so I used those instead of the onion flakes. It would be easy to vary this with different herbs, etc. I have always avoided making risotto but now we can have it anytime.


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  • Calories
  • 325 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 42.9 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 11 mg
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 12.2 g
  • 19%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 7.6 g
  • 15%
  • Sodium
  • 1125 mg
  • 45%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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