Use your slow cooker to make this easy and delicious risotto recipe.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker, stir together the broth, water, butternut squash, barley, leek, thyme and pepper. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 4 to 5 hours or on high-heat setting for 2 to 2-1/2 hours.

  • Before serving, stir in 1/4 cup cheese, parsley and olive oil. If desired, sprinkle with the 4 tablespoons additional cheese.


Tip: For easy cleanup, line your slow cooker with a disposable slow cooker liner. Add ingredients as directed in recipe. Once your dish is finished cooking, spoon the food out of your slow cooker and simply dispose of the liner. Do not lift or transport the disposable liner with food inside.

Nutrition Facts

132.8 calories; protein 4.3g 9% DV; carbohydrates 26.6g 9% DV; exchange other carbs 2; dietary fiber 5.1g 20% DV; sugars 1.9g; fat 1.6g 2% DV; saturated fat 0.5g 2% DV; cholesterol 1.2mg; vitamin a iu 5315.4IU 106% DV; vitamin c 12.6mg 21% DV; folate 25.6mcg 6% DV; calcium 59.9mg 6% DV; iron 1.4mg 8% DV; magnesium 40.2mg 14% DV; potassium 261.2mg 7% DV; sodium 208.3mg 8% DV.