Sunday, September 12, 2010

Apple Breakfast Risotto

First of all, let me apologize profusely for taking so long to post this recipe.......and for not cooking the 2 other recipes I promised last week.  It was the first week of school and I'm pretty sure I fell asleep on the couch ASAP after Ella was asleep each night.  My pregnant body is having a hard time adjusting to teaching all day!

This recipe was really good!  I was a little skeptical, but it was tasty and refreshing with the Granny Smith Apples I chose to use.  I adapted this recipe from one I found online because I thought it would be too sweet if I used all it said to use!

Here it is....

Apple Breakfast Risotto

4 Granny Smith Apples, peeled and sliced
2 Cups Apple Juice
2 Cups Water
2 1/2 cups Arborio Rice
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla (I forgot it!!!)
1/8 tsp. cloves
1/8 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 cup butter, sliced

Add all ingredients EXCEPT the rice the night before to the liner and stir.  In the morning, add the rice and stir.

Cook on LOW for 8-10 hours.  Enjoy!

TIPS:  When I made this, I made it with only 1 1/2 cups Arborio Rice and it was way too thin.  I ended up adding 2 packets of instant oatmeal to thicken it up quickly so I could eat it before having to head back to work for Open House night.  If you prefer to do the same, it was actually pretty good!  I forgot to add the vanilla, but I think it would have given it that extra special touch, so don't forget it!

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  1. How many does it feed? Just one? It looks great!

  2. It's been a long time since I made it, but if I remember correctly, it probably feeds 4-6

  3. How long before serving should I add the rice?

    1. Add the rice before turning the slow cooker on. I assembled the wet ingredients the night before and then added the rice before turning it on in the morning. I can see how that wasn't very clear in my directions above.

    2. Hi. Why does this still not make sense to me? If this is for breakfast, aren't you turning it on the night before and letting it cook for 8-10 hours? Did you eat it for lunch or dinner that evening when you added the rice and turned it on in the morning? Or are you saying that you cooked the wet ingredients for 8-10 hours, it clicked off, and then you added the rice in the morning and turned it on again?? Thanks for clarifying!

    3. Kate, you are welcome to turn it on the night before. We happened to make this for dinner instead of for breakfast when I made it. So, if you're making this for breakfast, put everything in at the same time and turn it on 8-10 hours before you want to eat it.