Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Brown rice risotto with lamb

Makes 8 servings

1 2-to 2 1/2 boneless lamb shoulder roast or boneless beef chuck roast

Nonstick cooking spray

2 1/2 cups hot-style vegetable juice ( I used Spicy V8 vegetable juice)

1 cup regular brown rice

1 tsp. curry powder

1/4 tsp. salt

2 medium carrots, chopped

1 medium green sweet pepper, chopped

1. Trim fat from meat. If necessary, cut meat to fit into 3 1/2-or 4-quart slow cooker. Coat large nonstick skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium heat. Add meat; cook until brown on all sides. Drain off fat.

2. In slow cooker, combine vegetable juice, brown rice, curry powder and salt. Add carrots. Place meat on top of carrots.

3. If using lamb, cover and cook on low-heat setting for 8 to 10 hours or on high-heat setting for 4 to 5 hours. If using beef, cover and cook on low-heat setting for 10 to 12 hours or on high heat setting for 5 to 6 hours.

4. Add sweet pepper to slow cooker. Cover and let stand for 10 to 15 minutes or until tender.

Exchanges: 1 Starch, 1 Vegetable, 3 Very Lean Meat, 1 fat.
Carb choices: 1.5

Recipe Source: Better Homes and Garden Diabetic Living


Hooi Imm said...

I love lamb and I love risotto. This recipe is easy and don't have to stand in front of the stove stirring the risotto.

Puteri said...

Exactly!! And best of all it is very tasty! :-)

Hooi Imm said...

Do you think I can substitute the brown rice with Arborio rice? I'm just concerned if it will turn too mushy in the slow cooker.

Puteri said...

I thought my brown rice was going to be mushy too, coz I agak agak the amount of the veg juice. But I let it cook for 6 hours on high setting and it turned out really well. With brown rice, what I am always afraid of, it will get under cooked, coz it takes slightly more liquid than the normal rice.

Hooi Imm, I don't know what Arborio rice is, but if you know what amount of liquid it takes to cook it, I think you should be ok.

What I should have done with the lamb was to drench it a little with the juice since it sort of dried up when cooked. The lamb sits on top of carrots and not much is of the juice touches it. But dried up or not, it was very tender separates easily.

Hooi Imm said...

oh, Arborio rice is the rice used to make risotto.

Puteri said...

Haha, Hooi Imm, I didn't know that risotto uses a special rice! Because of my special diet, brown rice is the preferred choice! Hehe, moreover this is my first risotto.

That means Arborio rice should be no problem as all in this recipe! :-)

david santos said...

Hi Puteri, good food, thank you.

I wish you a good end of 2007 and a good year of 2008.

Puteri said...


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