Today is all about the cinnamon apple risotto. It supposed to be for breakfast. It looked to die for!
1/2 stick butter
4 apples (I used granny smith)- nicely sliced up
1.5 teaspoons cinnamon
1/4 tsp allspice ( I didn't have ground up so I had to ground my own in my food processor- see #2)
1/4 tsp salt
1.5 cups arborio rice
1/2 cup brown sugar
4 cups of apple juice
1 tsp vanilla
1. diced up my apples- this took the LONGEST!
2. Had to also grind up my all spice
3. combine apples with butter, cinnamon, allspice, and salt in a pan. On Medium/High heat cook and stir to get the apples to start releasing juices. Takes about 3 to 5 minutes. Your house will smell amazing at this point.
4. In your slow cooker, coat with oil spray. Add rice and apple mix- mix it up all together. Then add apple juice, brown sugar, and vanilla. Mix up and simply let it cook for 2 hours on high!
Done!! I added some sliced almonds and dried cherries to the bowl. And I had this wonderful dish to nosh on.
It was delightful. Warm. Delicious! Filling. This would be great if you had a lot of people (since it makes a lot) to feed for breakfast or brunch. Actually, I paired it with some bacon wrapped beef fillets for dinner that night. It was a really nice compliment to the beef. Will definitely do again when I have a lot of company!