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    Sweet Potato Barley Risotto in the Crock Pot

    Sweet Potato Barley Risotto in the Crock Pot. Photo by PaulaG

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    Cook Time:

    8 hrs 15 mins

    15 mins

    8 hrs

    ladypit's Note:

    For Christmas 2005 my sweet husband got me a bunch of low fat cookbooks. So for my favorite has been a Canadian one called "125 Best Vegetarian Slow Cooker Recipes" by Judith Finlayson. This is an adaptation of a recipe from that cookbook that we enjoyed. If you desire some cheese can be sprinkled on the finished product, but we didn't think it needed it. For the record, I used an olive oil infused with garlic. Olive or vegetable would be good here.

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    Ingredients:

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Chop your onions finely.
    2. 2
      Peel the sweet potato and chop into small pieces. I like to keep my chopped sweet potato in a bowl of water until I need it because I think it keeps it from changing color.
    3. 3
      Heat a large skillet over medium heat with the oil in it. When the oil gets hot add the onions and cook until softened, stirring frequently.
    4. 4
      Then add the garlic and rosemary and stir for about a minute.
    5. 5
      Stir in the barley and stir until the barley is combined well.
    6. 6
      Add the stock and bring to a boil.
    7. 7
      Drain the sweet potatoes (if they were in water) and place into a large crockpot.
    8. 8
      Pour the boiling stock mixture over top and stir well.
    9. 9
      Cook on low for 8 hours until the barley and sweet potato are cooked through. If possible open the crockpot about halfway through and stir well.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 16, 2007

      35

      I felt like the flavors didn't blend well--I liked the sweet potatoes, I liked the barley, I liked the onion, I liked the spices, etc. and the texture of everything turned out very nicely, but the flavors just didn't seem to come together for me.

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    • on December 03, 2006

      25

      I also wanted to like this, but it just didn't work for me. The taste was really bland and flat. I am going to try to add some other spices to the leftovers (Warning: this makes a LOT!). On the flip side, the texture of the barley was wonderful and chewy -- not mushy like when I cook it on the stove.

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    • on November 06, 2006

      35

      I wanted to love this, but merely liked it.... I love the idea and may tweak the idea a little. It definately did need salt and pepper, as it was a little bland.

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    Nutritional Facts for Sweet Potato Barley Risotto in the Crock Pot

    Serving Size: 1 (98 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 359.4
     
    Calories from Fat 23
    66%
    Total Fat 2.6 g
    4%
    Saturated Fat 0.4 g
    2%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 44.3 mg
    1%
    Total Carbohydrate 77.2 g
    25%
    Dietary Fiber 14.4 g
    57%
    Sugars 5.6 g
    22%
    Protein 9.0 g
    18%

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    vegetable stock

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