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Slow-Cooker Lemon Scented Risotto

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Slow-Cooker Lemon Scented Risotto
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 2 hr 15 min
  • Servings 12
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Progresso® chicken broth provides a simple addition to this slow cooked risotto - a tasty Italian side dish.
Updated Jan 30, 2013

Ingredients

  • 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
Make With
Make With
Progresso Broth

Steps

  • 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

230 Calories, 7g Total Fat, 9g Protein, 30g Total Carbohydrate

Nutrition Facts

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