I had really high hopes for this recipe. I really enjoy risotto and I thought that the method of cooking it in the slow cooker would make it easier and delicious.
This turned out to not be the case.
I don't know if it was the porcini mushrooms I bought or if making risotto in the slow cooker is not a good idea, but this came out tasting terrible. The mushrooms smelled a bit like human feces. I had never bought dried porcinis before, is this normal? After about 1.5 hours in the slow cooker this was a gelatinous goo and not creamy risotto.
I think I am going to try this recipe again, but without the mushrooms and maybe see what it looks like after an hour.
It was a good thing we bought rolls at the grocery store - mini sandwiches for dinner. I toasted my bread and put on tofutti cream cheese, sriracha, pickles, lettuce, and onions. It went perfectly with my tortilla chips.