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Risotto in white dish
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Instant Pot Risotto

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Total Time16 mins
Course: Main Dish, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: instant pot, pressure cooker, rice, risotto
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 319kcal


  • 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


  • 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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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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  • When a recipe call for House Seasoning Blend, you can find the recipe on www.itisakeeper.com. Simply search for "House Seasoning Blend" or you can substitute salt and pepper to taste.  
  • I always use unsalted butter in my recipes.
  • I always use a meat thermometor to test for doneness when cooking meat.
  • When a recipe is made in the oven, it should be pre-heated to the temperature in the recipe, unless otherwise noted.