Slow Cooker Risotto

Wheat berries add a good-for-you spin to this mushrooms, rice, and Asiago cheese side-dish recipe.

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Makes:
12 servings
Yields:
12 to 14 side-dish servings
Prep:
40 mins
Cook:
4 hrs 4 hrs.
Stand:
15 mins
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Slow Cooker Risotto

Ingredients
1/2
cup wheat berries
1 1/4
pounds fresh mushrooms (cremini, button, and/or shiitake), sliced
3
14 ounce can reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 2/3
cups converted rice (no substitution)
1/2
cup chopped shallots
3
1
teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
4
ounces Asiago cheese, finely shredded
3
tablespoons butter, cut up
1
cup sliced fresh mushrooms
 
Italian (flat-leaf) parsley

Directions

  1. In a small saucepan combine wheat berries and 1-1/2 cups water; bring to boiling. Reduce heat. Simmer, covered, 30 minutes. Drain.
  2. Lightly coat inside of 4- to 5-quart slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray. Place wheat berries, mushrooms, broth, rice, shallots, garlic, oregano, and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and black pepper in cooker. Cover; cook on low-heat setting 4 hours or until rice is tender.
  3. Stir cheese and butter into rice. Turn off cooker. Let stand, covered, 15 minutes. Stir in additional broth if risotto is too dry.
  4. Meanwhile, saute the 1 cup sliced mushrooms in a small amount of olive oil; set aside. To serve risotto, top with sweet pepper, sauteed mushrooms, and parsley. Makes 12 to 14 side-dish servings.

Nutrition Facts

(Slow Cooker Risotto)
    Per serving:
  • 212 kcal cal.,
  • 7 g fat
  • (4 g sat. fat,
  • 0 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 1 g monounsatured fat),
  • 18 mg chol.,
  • 413 mg sodium,
  • 31 g carb.,
  • 1 g fiber,
  • 2 g sugar,
  • 8 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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