1Spray 4 to 6-quart slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray. Rinse rice with cold water; place in sprayed slow cooker. Add onions, mushrooms, garlic, salt, broth and water.
2Cover; cook on high setting for 3 to 4 hours.
3Add cherries, thyme and nutmeg to rice; mix gently. Cook on low setting for an additional 30 to 60 minutes or until rice is opened and tender.
4Just before serving, stir in parsley.