Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Slow Cooker Breakfast Risotto with apples

If you are looking for a warm breakfast for kids & adults, give this recipe a try. My kids love oatmeal with applesauce and cinnamon and loved this breakfast risotto too. You can make a big batch and have it for the week and just microwave a portion in a bowl. I add applesauce on top to make it a perfect breakfast.

SLOW COOKER BREAKFAST RISOTTO WITH APPLES

Ingredients:

3 apples, peeled and chopped ( use any kind of apples you like)

1/4 cup melted, unsalted butter

1- 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon ( pending on how much you like)

1/8 teaspoon nutmeg

1/8 teaspoon ground cloves

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/3 cup brown sugar

1 1/2 cups arborio rice

3 cups water

1 cup apple juice ( I used mots for tots, 40% less sugar)

Optional: 3-4 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce for each serving, my kids like applesauce on top of their oatmeal.

Directions:

Melt butter in the microwave and place in slow cooker. Add rice to the butter and stir to coat. Add cut up apples, spices, brown sugar and stir in water and juice

Cook on high for 3-4 hours, check after 3 hours to see if all water/juice has absorbed and if rice is cooked.

Enjoy!

3 comments:

  1. Wow, this sounds great! Do you think I could cook it on low overnight? I might try it, because the thought of waking up and having a hot breakfast ready is really intriguing :)

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  2. Okay, I made this last night to eat this morning. First...yum! My husband and I loved it, though unfortunately we couldn't get my ridiculously picky kids to try it :( Oh well, we'll be eating it for breakfast this week!

    And second, for the record, no, you can't cook it all night on low. Luckily, my baby was up at 4:30 am to nurse, and I thought to check the slow cooker. I gave it a stir and it looked exactly like it had at 8:30 pm! So I cranked it up to high, and at 6am, it was perfect. So if you want to cook it all night on low, it still needs about 1.5 hours on high to finish.

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