Orange Chipotle Risotto in Rice Cooker or Stove Top

READY IN: 1hr 10mins
Recipe by Rita1652

The creamy rice is flavored with fresh orange juice and zest. The smokey chipotle in adobo complements the orange. Saffron giving this a beautiful color. The cheese adds to the creaminess and saltiness so take care when seasoning.

Top Review by Meredith C-ville

I did this with a combination of brown rice and millet. The flavor was good...I usually worry about things being too sweet (as suggested in Elmotoo's review), but I did not find it very sweet at all (although I used lemon zest rather than orange zest, and I guess the type of OJ might have an effect). There was just a nice slight hint of orange. I might have liked a little more smoky flavor from the chipotle, but it's always hard to know how much heat you're getting into the bargain, so I had played it safe. I added some broccoli and chicken to steam late in the cooking, so it was a complete meal in the rice cooker. Unfortunately, since I didn't have the right cheese, I just added some cheddar to serve, but then did not add any salt at all, so it needed a bit of salt after the fact. I have a very basic rice cooker with a 'cook' button and a 'warm/off' button, so I wasn't sure whether to expect a 25-minute cooking time or an hour. It was probably about 40 minutes, but when I opened the cooker at that point, I had to add more liquid to prevent sticking at the bottom. Thanks for another interesting thing to try as I learn to use the rice cooker!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Rice Cooker:.
  2. Saute onions in butter in an open rice cooker, then add Arborio rice and liquids, zest, saffron, and chipotle pepper and sauce. Cook for about 25 minutes in an on/off cooker or use the "slow" or "porridge" cycle if your machine has one which should be 1 hour.
  3. Mix in grated cheese and herbs at the end. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. Stove Top:.
  5. Heat butter in a heavy non stick pot. Add onions and cook till translucent. Add rice and stir till coated. Add zest, saffron, and chipotle pepper and sauce. Add 1 cup of liquid at a time stirring on medium heat until absorbed. Continue cooking and adding liquid till desired tenderness is achieved. Stir in cheese and parsley season to taste with salt and pepper.

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