Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Slow Cooker Mushroom Risotto with Peas from Bakerette

Love this idea for Risotto with Mushrooms and Peas, made in the slow cooker.

Slow Cooker Mushroom Risotto with Peas
(Photo from Bakerette.)

(I don't know if anyone noticed the lack of posts, but I had a couple of unplanned days off from both my blogs due to a bout with food poisoning that was definitely not much fun.  I got it from a restaurant, and my sister Pam and her baby grandson were also sick.  So there wasn't any cooking or blogging going on yesterday, but it's nice to be back!)

I'm a convert to the idea of making rice in the slow cooker, and when I saw this recipe for Slow Cooker Mushroom Risotto with Peas from Bakerette, I thought it sounded like such a perfect dish for spring.  If you're not familiar with Risotto, it's an Italian rice dish where short-grain rice is slowly cooked on the stove, with liquid stirred in a little at a time resulting in a creamy dish.  Jen gets the creaminess without all that stirring by using the slow cooker, and I think this sounds like a must try!

Ingredients for this recipe: 
  • Olive oil
  • sliced mushrooms
  • sliced shallots or onion
  • garlic
  • Arborio rice
  • chicken broth
  • dry white wine
  • ground black pepper
  • fresh or frozen peas
  • Parmesan or Asiago cheese.

I hope you enjoy trying this from-scratch slow cooker recipe! This link will take you to the complete recipe for Slow Cooker Mushroom Risotto with Peas from Bakerette.

More Ideas with in Rice in the Slow Cooker:  
Greek Rice with Red Bell Pepper, Kalamata Olives, and Feta from Kalyn's Kitchen
Lentil and Brown Rice Soup with Preserved Lemons and Garlic Sausage from The Perfect Pantry
Coconut Almond Rice Pudding from With Style and Grace
Red Beans and Rice from In the Kitchen with Kath
Spanish Rice from Taste and Tell
Spicy Brown Rice with Sausage and Peppers from Kalyn's Kitchen
Cuban Style Black Beans and Rice from Andrea Meyers
Spicy Slow Cooker Rice Casserole with Green Chiles, Green Onions, and Cheese from Kalyn's Kitchen
Stuffed Mexican Bell Peppers from Hello Little House 
Vegan Brown Rice Mexican Bowl with Black Beans, Bell Peppers, and Poblano-Avocado Salsa from Kalyn's Kitchen


  1. yum! I love risotto. I will definitely try this!

  2. Thanks Karen, I love the sound of it too.


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