Did you know that January is National Slow Cooking Month? I’m a pretty big fan of the slow cooker, and I use mine often! So when the folks at Minerva Dairy sent me some of their yummy butter and asked me to use it in a slow cooker recipe, I decided that their butter really needed to be the star of the dish!Awesome and EASY Slow Cooking Rice with Minerva Dairy! Click To Tweet
The dairy is America’s oldest family-owned dairy producing traditionally-made cheese and butter! For five generations, the family has used fresh farm milk, old-fashioned churns and wholesome ingredients to make their butter and cheese products. They also offer gift baskets and yummy meats and mustards!
With that said…on to the recipe!
I like cooking rice in my slow cooker. Have you ever tried it that way? I feel like, when I’m making a meal that utilizes rice as a side, I’m already using my stove and my microwave and my steamer for other things. Somehow it’s hard to get rice done in there, too, so I normally throw mine in the slow cooker. The result leaves me with two layers of rice: one that is almost the texture of risotto (which I love) and one that is a bit more firm (which my husband loves)! Both have an almost “sticky rice” consistency, but I can’t get those two combinations anywhere else but my slow cooker.
But I discovered, if you’re using your rice for a side item, Minerva Dairy offers the perfect addition! Smoked Maplewood Amish Butter!
- 1.5 cups rice
- 2 cups water
- 8 ounces Amish Roll Smoke Maplewood Butter
- Line slow cooker with disposable slow cooker bag.
- Pour in rice, then follow with water.
- Cook on high for 3-4 hours.
- Add butter and stir.
The folks at Minerva also sent me a few other treasures…
You just THOUGHT your waffles were good. Let me tell you something. You add some of the Maple Syrup or Cinnamon Honey butter to your waffles or pancakes or biscuits or ANYTHING else? You’ll NEVER go back to regular butter! And I LOVE using the Garlic Herb on freshly toasted bread to create “homemade” garlic bread! SO good! And convenient!
If you have a Piggly Wiggly near you, you can run by and pick up your own Minerva Dairy products for yourself! No Piggly Wiggly near you? No problem! You can ORDER their products directly from their website! Ya gotta love it!
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