Slow cooker mushroom & bacon risotto!

  

May 29, 2018

Slow cooker mushroom & bacon risotto! 5 0 5 3

A beautifully textured and deliciously creamy risotto made in next to no time!

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 45 mins
  • 20 mins

    45 mins

    1 hr 5 mins

  • Yields: 4-6

Ingredients

1 small brown onion - finely diced

1 shallot bulb - finely sliced

3-4 small cloves garlic - chopped

6 slices of bacon - roughly chopped

250g Swiss brown mushrooms - sliced

3 cups chicken stock (equivalent to 2 massell stock cubes in 750ml hot water)

1 & 1/2 cups raw arborio rice

1/4 cup dry white wine

300ml thickened cream

1/2 cup grated Parmesan

1 tbsp olive oil

1/2 tsp vegeta or salt

Pepper to taste

Paprika to taste

Directions

11. Preheat SC to ‘sauté’ setting and pour in 1 tbsp olive oil.

22. Add bacon and cook for several minutes, stirring frequently until crispy and golden.

33. Add onions, shallots and garlic and sauté for 2-3 mins, stirring well.

44. Add mushrooms and mix well, sauté for 2-4 mins until softened.

55. Add rice and vegeta/salt and cook for a few minutes, stirring frequently until rice becomes opaque.

66. Add the wine, stir well and cook for a minute or two until liquid is absorbed.

77. Add paprika and pepper to taste.

88. Add chicken stock and mix well.

99. Change slow cooker setting to slow cook HIGH, cover with lid and cook for 30 minutes and then stir.

1010. Continue cooking on high for another 10 minutes until rice is just tender, add the Parmesan and cream and cook for 5 more minutes to heat through.

1111. Serve immediately.

Notes

1I use a searing slow cooker, so I fried and sautéed the ingredients in the SC itself. If you don’t want to or can’t do this, just use a fry pan for steps 1-8.

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Submitted by Lauren Jovanovic

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4 Reviews

Rachel Sargood

June 9, 2018

One of the best risottos I’ve ever tasted and so easy

Emma

June 3, 2018

Holy moly, this is quite possibly the best risotto I’ve ever eaten. And so easy to make too!!
I halved the cream (and might even omit it altogether next time I make it) as it was already nice and thick, creamy and rich.
This will definitely be a regular in our household.

Jess O

June 1, 2018

This recipe was absolutely delicious, it had really nice flavours!

I halved the recipe to make a small batch (as I’m the only one who eats risotto at my place) plus I added some cooked diced chicken breast.
I don’t have a sear slow cooker, so I cooked it in the pan as the recipe suggested & then transferred it to the slow cooker. Cooked it in my new 1.5l slow cooker.. Had plenty for tea plus left overs. Will definately be making this recipe again! Yum.

Jess Sammut

May 31, 2018

My kitchen handicapped girlfriend did this last night and it was a raging success! She cooked for my whole family, AND was left to her own devices completely.

We don’t have a sautée SC so did steps 1-8 in a frypan, ALSO added 5x chicken thighs in (cooked them in the frypan and added once cooked through)

Delicious. Mum wants the recipe now!

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