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Slow cooker prawn and asparagus risotto

9
8
3
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
2 hr 30 min
Prep
15 min
Cook
2 hr 15 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Moderate
You’ll be amazed at this delicious risotto you can pull off in your slow cooker—no need to stand at the stove on stirring duty. Just be sure to use medium grain brown rice for the best possible texture.

Ingredients

Olive oil

½ tbs

Brown rice

1 cup(s), (200g), medium grain

Brown onion

1 medium, finely chopped

Vegetable stock, liquid, salt-reduced

2 cup(s), (500ml)

Wine, white, dry-style

¼ cup(s), (60ml)

Fresh tarragon

2 tsp, chopped, plus an extra sprig

Green prawns

360 g, (bought peeled, tails intact), deveined

Asparagus

250 g, spears, trimmed, cut into 3cm pieces

Frozen green peas

¾ cup(s), (90g) baby variety, thawed

Grated parmesan cheese

¼ cup(s), (20g)

Instructions

  1. Place oil in 5.5 litre (22-cup) slow cooker and heat on high for 15 minutes. Add rice and onion and cook uncovered, stirring, 1-2 minutes or until fragrant. Stir in stock, wine and tarragon sprig. Season with salt and pepper. Cover and cook on high for 1 hour 45 minutes, or until rice is almost tender.
  2. Discard tarragon sprig. Stir in prawns and asparagus. Cover and cook on high for about 10 minutes or until prawns are cooked through and asparagus is just tender.
  3. Stir in peas, parmesan and chopped tarragon. Stand covered for 2 minutes, until peas are heated through.

Notes

TIP: Fresh tarragon is the perfect match for prawns and asparagus in this creamy risotto. In the cooler months when it’s unavailable, replace with lemon thyme for an equally delicious combination.