Instant Pot Risotto

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5 from 7 votes
Creamy, delicious Risotto is a favorite treat when we are dining out. But few people have the fortitude to try and make it at home. My Instant Pot Risotto is a fast, easy and spectacular way to make this dish any time you like.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 6 minutes
Total: 16 minutes
Risotto in white dish

Creamy, delicious Risotto is a favorite treat when we are dining out. But few people have the fortitude to try and make it at home. This Instant Pot Risotto recipe is a fast, easy and hands-off approach to make this dish any time you like.

Instant Pot Risotto with chopped parsley in white dish with a spoon

Instant Pot Risotto is a revelation that has made cooking this decadent rice dish a pleasure. It is the perfect side dish to almost any meal and is highly adaptable, so it never gets boring.

Why This Instant Pot Risotto Works

Risotto is that recipe that you try and perfect for your guests at a dinner party. It is time consuming and requires constant attention and is very labor intensive. And when all is said and done, it is sometimes not servable because it is either too hard, too dry, too mushy etc.

Now, enters the hero, my Instant Pot, it will create a gourmet quality Risotto in just a few steps. It is truly remarkable.

How to Make this Instant Pot Risotto Recipe – Step by Step 

  • Set Instant Pot to Saute: First, set a 6 quart Instant Pot to the highest saute setting. 
  • Add Butter:  Next, add 2 tablespoons of butter to the Instant Pot and allow to melt. Then add shallots to the melted butter and cook until shallots are translucent, about 2-3 minutes. Follow with garlic and saute for 30 seconds.
Ingredients for making this instant pot risotto recipe.
chicken broth, white wine and House seasoning blend

  • Set Instant Pot: Then, affix lid and set Instant Pot to manual setting.  Next, set timer to cook on high pressure for 6 minutes. When cooking is finished, quick-release the pressure.
final step for Instant Pot Risotto

Incorporate the Final Ingredients: Finally, stir in remaining 2 tablespoons of butter, parmesan cheese and heavy cream. Serve immediately. 


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Tips for Making This Instant Pot Risotto Recipe

When making Risotto you have to use a nice starchy rice, like Arborio Rice. This variety of rice is a medium-grain rice that is readily available. The starch is what gives it it’s nice creamy consistency.

When making Risotto, never rinse the rice. If you need some more suggestions for what rice you can use check here.

Spoon in dish of Instant Pot Risotto

What to Serve with your Risotto

The possibilities of what to serve with your Instant Pot Risotto are endless. Here are a few of my tried and true dishes that I love to serve with it:

Seriously, it is amazing with whatever you pair it with.


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Expert Tips for Making the Best Instant Pot Risotto

The very best part of this Instant Pot Risotto Recipe is its adaptability. You can change it up in so many different ways.

  • Use Any Kind of Broth: Switch up the broth to go with the protein you are serving. Use Seafood, Beef, Veggie stock for examples.
  • Go Veggie: Add the classic Mushroom or try asparagus, peas, broccoli or whatever your family enjoys.
  • Make Extra: I love to make an extra batch of Risotto and use it to make Arancini (Fried Risotto Balls). They are to die for!

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Risotto in white dish
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Instant Pot Risotto

Yield: 6 people
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 6 minutes
Total: 16 minutes
Creamy, delicious Risotto is a favorite treat when we are dining out. But few people have the fortitude to try and make it at home. My Instant Pot Risotto is a fast, easy and spectacular way to make this dish any time you like.
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Equipment

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup arborrio rice
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1 3/4 cup chicken stock
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon House Seasoning Blend
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

Instructions

  • Set a 6 quart Instant Pot to the highest saute setting.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of butter to the Instant Pot and allow to melt.
  • Add shallots to the melted butter and cook until shallots are translucent, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Add garlic and saute for 30 seconds.
  • Add rice and stir for 1 minute, ensuring all of the rice is coated in the butter.
  • Stir in white wine and allow to simmer for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add chicken broth and House Seasoning Blend.
  • Affix lid and set Instant Pot to manual setting. Set timer to cook on high pressure for 6 minutes.
  • When cooking is finished, quick-release the pressure.
  • Stir in remaining 2 tablespoons of butter, parmesan cheese and heavy cream.
  • Serve immediately.

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Expert Tips

The very best part of this Instant Pot Risotto Recipe is its adaptability. You can change it up in so many different ways.
  • Use Any Kind of Broth: Switch up the broth to go with the protein you are serving. Use Seafood, Beef, Veggie stock for examples.
  • Go Veggie: Add the classic Mushroom or try asparagus, peas, broccoli or whatever your family enjoys.
  • Make Extra: I love to make an extra batch of Risotto and use it to make Arancini (Fried Risotto Balls). They are to die for!

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 319kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 821mg | Potassium: 148mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 561IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 2mg
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Course: Main Dish, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: instant pot, pressure cooker, rice, risotto

3 thoughts on “Instant Pot Risotto”

  1. 5 stars
    Thank you for this recipe. I was eager to try it in my new 3qt Instant Pot. I did add a small can of mushrooms I had on hand. I had everything on hand that I needed to make this delicious dish. It is quicker and easier than my usual method to make risotto, and no sticking! I was thrilled! I could not stop eating it! I look forward to more IP recipes. Again, thank you.

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  2. Thank you for this recipe. I love risotto and was eager to try making it in my Instant Pot. I did add a small can of mushrooms I had on hand, but the dish was delicious, and no sticking! This was easier and quicker than my previous method to make risotto. I couldn’t stop eating it! I am eager to try other recipes.

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