January 14, 2019

Instant Pot Risotto (5-Minute Recipe)

Instant Pot Risotto

Technically this Instant Pot risotto recipe takes about 15 minutes to prepare. Here’s why: it takes the Instant Pot about 10 minutes to come up to pressure and then 5 minutes to cook, but that means very little work for you.

Instant Pot Risotto

Instant Pot Risotto (5-Minute Recipe)


  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 small onion, about 1 cup diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 c Arborio rice
  • 3 c chicken broth
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • ¼ c freshly grated parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat the pressure cooker, by selecting sauté.
  2. Add the olive oil, butter, and onions.
  3. Sauté 3 minutes.
  4. Add the rice and garlic and sauté 1 minute more.
  5. Add 3 c of chicken broth, salt and pepper, and stir.
  6. Secure the lid and turn pressure release knob to a sealed position.
  7. Cook at high pressure for 5 minutes.
  8. When cooking is complete, use a quick release.
  9. Unplug the pressure cooker, stir in parmesan cheese.



  1. Lemon Risotto: Stir in 2-3 tbsp lemon juice when stirring in the parmesan cheese. Zest lemon over the dish as a garnish.
  2. Spinach Risotto: Stir in 2-3 c spinach when adding the broth.
  3. Sun-Dried Tomato Risotto: Add 1/3 c sun-dried tomatoes in oil when you sauté the rice and garlic.
  4. Pesto Risotto: Stir in 1/3 c pesto when you add parmesan cheese before serving.

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