So it’s May, but here in Scotland the weather is still cold and wet, we even had some snow at the end of last week! I’m hoping that we will soon be seeing more sun and a touch more warmth. For this month’s Slow Cooked Challenge I have decided to go with a theme of ‘RICE AND GRAINS’. As you can see I’ve made a Slow Cooker Risotto in my slow cooker, but you can use any grains you like as long as you cook them relatively slowly.
Let your slow cooker take over and help you create a delicious risotto with minimum effort.
- 25 g butter
- 1 medium onion finely chopped
- 1 clove garlic finely chopped
- zest of half a lemon
- 300 g arborio risotto rice
- 800 ml chicken or vegetable stock
- 115 g frozen peas
- 15 g parmesan cheese grated
- Melt the butter in a pan and cook the onion and garlic gently until translucent and softened but not browned.
- Add the rice and stir to coat in the butter mixture.
- Add the stock and lemon zest and season to taste
- If you have a ceramic slow cooker, oil the dish before adding the rice mixture
- Add the rice and stock mixture to the slow cooker and cook on high for 1 hour and 30 minutes or until the rice is cooked and all the stock has been absorbed.
- Once cooked, add the peas and the parmesan cheese and mix well.
- Serve hot.
I have a sear and stew slow cooker which can go on the hob, this is ideal for this recipe as there is no extra pan to wash!
This risotto is a great base, I added some cooked flaked salmon but you could add extra vegetables, or cooked chicken, bacon or ham would also work really well.
Many thanks to Lucy for hosting the April Slow Cooked Challenge, you can check out all the great recipes in the Slow Cooked Challenge April Round Up.
The Slow Cooked Challenge is a monthly Linky dedicated to making recipes using a Slow Cooker/Crockpot or by slow cooking in the oven, aga or other slow methods of cooking. Each month there will be a theme e.g. soup, dessert, vegetarian etc.
If you would like to take part, then please:
- Make your recipe in your Slow Cooker or other slow cooking method and post a photograph and the recipe, or a link to a recipe, on your blog
- Link to Farmersgirl Kitchen and Baking Queen 74
- Use the Slow Cooked Challenge logo in your post
- If you use twitter, tweet your post with @FarmersgirlCook @BakingQueen74 and use #SlowCookedChallenge and we will re-tweet it to our followers AND post your picture on the dedicated Pinterest Board.
- A round-up of all the entries will be posted on the host’s blog.
- Please do not publish recipes from cookbooks on your blog without permission, they are copyright.
- If you are using recipes from another website, please link to the recipe on the website rather than publishing the recipe.
- One entry per blog.
- Recipes must be added to the linky by the 28th of each month and a round-up will be posted on the host blog.
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