Heavenly Risotto

Heavenly Risotto

A full flavoured and tasty slow cooked risotto with chicken, bacon and mushroom – and a few extra surprises too!
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Course Main, Rice
Cuisine Rice, Risotto
Servings 6


  • 5L Searing Slow Cooker
  • OR a slow cooker and a frypan for searing


  • 500 grams chicken thigh fillet (sliced into strips)
  • 8 rashers short cut bacon (sliced into strips)
  • 3 small French shallot onions (eschalots) sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 200 gram Swiss mushrooms, sliced
  • 1-2 tbsp salted butter
  • 1/2 red capsicum, diced
  • 1/2 green capsicum, diced
  • 1/2 cup green spring onions/shallots, sliced
  • 400 gram can creamed corn
  • 2 cups arborio/risotto rice
  • 1 litre liquid chicken stock `
  • 1/2 cup shaved or grated, extra sharp parmesan cheese + extra to garnish


  • Using your searing slow cooker on searing setting (or frypan on stove top) melt butter and sear the bacon, chicken, and eschalot onions until the chicken is sealed and onion is softened (approx. 5-10mins at high heat)
  • Add garlic and mushrooms and cook for just a few more minutes to soften mushrooms.
  • Turn slow cooker back to slow cooker setting (HIGH) or if using pan add all these seared ingredients to the slow cooker now.
  • Add capsicums, spring onion/shallots, corn, rice and stock to slow cooker and stir to combine.
  • Cook on HIGH for 2hrs (check that rice is tender and excess liquid absorbed)
  • Stir through parmesan cheese and serve immediately, with extra cheese to garnish.
Keyword Rice, Risotto

1 thought on “Heavenly Risotto”

  1. Made this recipe today and it turned out great. Plenty of leftovers. I used diced onion instead of eshallots because that’s what I had on hand. I also gave it a stir about 45 minutes before the end because my slow cooker tends to be a bit hot and recipes like this get a bit stuck on the bottom and sides.

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