Slow-Cooker Lemon Scented Risotto

Progresso® chicken broth provides a simple addition to this slow cooked risotto - a tasty Italian side dish.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 15 min
  • Servings 12

1/4
cup butter
2
shallots, finely chopped
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
2
cups uncooked short-grain Arborio rice
1
cup white wine
5 1/2
cups Progresso™ chicken broth (from two 32-oz cartons)
1
teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1
cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
2
teaspoons grated lemon peel
1
tablespoon fresh lemon juice
Additional fresh thyme, lemon peel, and ground pepper, if desired

  • 1 Spray 3- to 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In 12-inch nonstick skillet, melt 2 tablespoons of the butter over medium heat. Add shallots and garlic; cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring frequently, until shallots are tender. Add rice; cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring frequently, until edges of kernels are translucent. Stir in wine. Cook about 3 minutes longer, stirring constantly, until wine is absorbed. Pour rice mixture into slow cooker.
  • 2 In 8-cup microwavable measuring cup, microwave broth on High 2 minutes or until very hot. Pour into slow cooker. Stir in 1 teaspoon thyme, the salt and pepper.
  • 3 Cover; cook on High heat setting 2 hours. Stir in cheese, remaining 2 tablespoons butter, the lemon peel and lemon juice. Garnish with additional thyme, lemon peel and ground pepper. Serve immediately.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
230
,
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
7%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
),
Sodium
690mg
690%;
Total Carbohydrate
30g
30%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
),
Protein
9g
9%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 1/2 High-Fat Meat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.