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Slow Cooker Risotto Recipe

Cheesy Slow Cooker Risotto And Simply Balanced

Make risotto in your slow cooker? Yes you can! This delicious cheesy risotto is done in about two hours, with so little work!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs 30 mins


  • 1 1/4 Cups Simply Balanced Arborio Rice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup white whine
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 3/4 cups water
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups shredded/grated cheese of your choice I used 1 cup white cheddar and 1/2 colby jack


  • Pour olive oil into your slow cooker and turn it on high. Pour Simply Balanced Arborio Rice into slow cooker, and stir well to coat in olive oil. Allow to start cooking for a a few minutes while you gather up the remaining ingredients.
  • Pour white wine, chicken broth and water into slow cooker. Add in minced garlic and stir well. Let cook for 90 minutes.
  • At the 90 minute mark, open slow cooker, stir and see if any additional liquid is needed. If so, add a small amount of water (about 1/4 cup).
  • From this point forward, watch risotto closely, checking every ten minutes or so to see if it's done. As soon as it is tender and soaked up most of the liquid, it is ready. Add cheese to slow cooker and stir gently to combine (putting the lid back on the slow cooker for a minute or two will help it melt if needed). Serve immediately.


Feeding picky eaters? For kids replace the white wine with water, and stick with kid friendly cheeses like cheddar or even American.
Mix and matches cheeses to fit your tastes. Full fat cheeses will melt and combine more easily than reduced fat varieties.
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