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**Slow Cooker Asparagus and Fennel Risotto

Slow Cooker Asparagus & Fennel Risotto

  • Cooking Time:

    2-3 hours on Low
  • Servings:



1 tsp. Ground Fennel 1 Bulb Fennel, finely chopped 1 c. Arborio Rice, uncooked 1 Bunch, Asparagus Spears, chopped 2 T. Finely Chopped Shallots 2 tsp. Minced Garlic 2 c. Chicken Stock 1 c. Water, divided 1/3 c. White Wine 1/2 c. Parmesan Cheese 1 T. Lemon Zest 1 c. Sliced Mushrooms (optional) Salt & Pepper, to taste

This recipe is easy and flavorful, and a great alternative to regular rice or potatoes.  Impress your family and/or friends with this recipe for Slow Cooker Asparagus & Fennel Risotto.

  1. Crease crock with olive oil. Combine fennel, fennel seeds, rice, asparagus, mushrooms, shallot, and garlic; add to 5 Quart Slow Cooker.
  2. Add chicken broth,  water, and wine to crock; stir to combine.
  3. Cover and cook on LOW 2-3 hours, or until the rice is tender, but remains a bit sticky and creamy.
  4. Next, stir Parmesan, lemon zest and salt & pepper into the risotto.
  5. Add a little extra hot water to risotto if you desire a creamier dish.

OPTIONAL: I sometimes add Mushrooms to this dish, as I love the blend of all the flavors! YUM!

Happy Crocking!

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Slow Cooker Asparagus and Fennel Risotto



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10 years ago

What size slow cooker is this recipe for?

9 years ago

Crockpot lady, so disappointed!!! Made a special trip to grocery store just for ingredients. After 2 hours of crocking there is more liquid then a soup! I continued crocking for 3 rd hour and still floating. The expense and the hope of having a group for dinner has forced me to rate this recipe 1 star…and that’s high!!!! I will be tossing out.

7 years ago

I think there is a typo in the directions, it should cook on HIGh not LOW. HIGH worked for me.

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