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Crockpot Risotto Milanese

Yes you can make Risotto Milanese in a slow cooker! Make this classic Italian dish with less fuss when using this revised risotto making method. Tastes delicious!

If your crockpot / slow cooker has a risotto setting, don’t be afraid to use it! I use ours all the time and it makes the most delicious risotto…and it’s SO EASY! 

Crockpot Risotto Milanese {A Pretty Life}

Using a slow cooker to make risotto:

In a slow cooker risotto only needs 20 – 30 minutes of cooking time, so why use a slow cooker then you ask? Because you don’t have to stir it or fuss with it at all. When you make risotto on the stove, it requires a lot of attention and stirring. But by using a slow cooker, all that is required is some sautéing at the beginning, then you just cover and let it cook away. Just start it about 30 minutes before you want to eat dinner, then you can serve the risotto hot. I love this because it leaves time (and less dishes) available to focus on other parts of your dinner. Like, if you wanted to BBQ steak you could do that while the risotto is cooking away.

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What to serve it risotto Milanese:

This slow cooker / crockpot risotto Milanese is creamy and so flavourful. It pairs perfectly with a grilled steak, salmon or chicken. Delicious!

Crockpot Risotto Milanese {A Pretty Life}

Slow Cooker Risotto Milanese Recipe Tips

  • Settings: Your slow cooker must have a ‘risotto’ setting to make this recipe.
  • Rice: Use Arborio rice.
  • White Wine: Use a crisp dry white wine like Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay or Pinot Grigio.
  • Broth: You can use chicken or vegetable broth.

Crockpot Risotto Milanese

Yes you can make Risotto Milanese in a slow cooker! Make this classic Italian dish with less fuss when using this revised risotto making method. Tastes delicious!

  • Author: Jo-Anna Rooney
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Slow Cooker


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  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp butter (split into 2)
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 3/4 cups Aborio rice
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 4 cups hot chicken stock
  • salt + fresh ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese (I like to use the big shaved flakes of parmesan)


If you have a crockpot that has a saute function you can do this step there, but if you don’t just do this step in a skillet.

  1. Melt half of the butter, then add the olive oil, and saute the onion and garlic for about 3 minutes, until the onion has softened.
  2. Add the rice, mix well and cook for 2 – 3 minutes until the rice is glossy.
  3. Stir in the wine, cover and simmer for 2 – 3 minutes, or until the wine has been absorbed.
  4. Stir in the hot chicken stock (I just microwaved mine for a few minutes), mix well and cover.
  5. Cook in the crockpot on the Risotto setting which will take about 20 – 30 minutes. Or on the high setting for about 20 minutes.
  6. Once the risotto is done, stir in the remaining butter and half of the parmesan cheese.
  7. Top and serve with the remaining parmesan cheese.

Keywords: slow cooker risotto, crockpot risotto, slow cooker risotto milanese

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  1. Your recipe looks great and I love that it can be made in the crockpot! My kind of side dish 🙂 Thank you so much for coming over and sharing your recipe with us at Snickerdoodle Sunday! Pinning and tweeting 🙂 Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  2. This looks fantastic!!! Thank you for linking up last week to Creative K Kids’ Tasty Tuesdays. I have pinned your post to our Tasty Tuesdays Pinterest Board! I hope to see you again this week!