Slow-Cooker Italian Risotto with Zucchini

Risotto should be very creamy on the outside, with just a bit of toothsome resistance on the inside of each grain of rice.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 6 hours 15 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • ½ cup finely chopped sweet onion
  • 2 medium zucchini, shredded
  • ¼ cup celery leaves, chopped
  • 1½ cups Arborio rice
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 5 cups vegetable broth
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper
  • ⅔ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tsp. lemon juice

Directions

  • Add butter and oil to a heavy-bottomed pot over medium heat. Melt butter, and add onion, zucchini, and celery leaves. Cook for 3–5 minutes, until vegetables are softened.
  • Add rice and stir to coat with butter and oil. Stir in salt. Transfer to a greased 4-quart slow cooker.
  • Add broth, parsley, and pepper to slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 5½ hours.
  • Stir in Parmesan cheese and cook 30 minutes more. Add lemon juice. Serve hot.

Recipe Information

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • ½ cup finely chopped sweet onion
  • 2 medium zucchini, shredded
  • ¼ cup celery leaves, chopped
  • 1½ cups Arborio rice
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 5 cups vegetable broth
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper
  • ⅔ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tsp. lemon juice

Directions

  • Add butter and oil to a heavy-bottomed pot over medium heat. Melt butter, and add onion, zucchini, and celery leaves. Cook for 3–5 minutes, until vegetables are softened.
  • Add rice and stir to coat with butter and oil. Stir in salt. Transfer to a greased 4-quart slow cooker.
  • Add broth, parsley, and pepper to slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 5½ hours.
  • Stir in Parmesan cheese and cook 30 minutes more. Add lemon juice. Serve hot.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories490
Total Fat17g
Saturated Fat8g
Cholesterol30mg
Sodium2030mg
Total Carbohydrate71g
Dietary Fiber3g
Sugars6g
Protein14g