9 Best Instant Pot Risotto Recipes to try on a busy weeknight. They are all delicious, smooth, and creamy. All done in just 30 minutes with almost no hands-on cooking.
Risotto is usually something people order at the restaurants. It’s delicious and it’s fancy.
Risotto is something that people rarely make at home and if they do, it’s usually for a special occasion because risotto notoriously requires a long time to make and that time has to be spent at the stove stirring the pot.
But what if I said to you that you could make risotto in just 30 minutes and you don’t have to even watch the pan? Yes, you read it right!
Instant Pot Risotto tastes just like the conventional stove-top risotto: smooth, creamy, delicious. But it requires almost no hands-on cooking except for the initial measuring and preparing of the ingredients. And the whole meal is done in just half an hour, making it an ideal weeknight dinner.
Here I have a list of 9 Best Instant Pot Risotto Recipes for Weeknight Dinners. They are delicious and all different. Some are vegetarian, some fish or chicken. And they are all fast and super easy to make on a busy weeknight!
More Instant Pot Resources
- 7 Things You Need to Know About Instant Pot article. I wish a read something like this when I bought my Instant Pot. I was very frustrated when I first started using it but only because I did not expect some of the things that don’t bother me anymore.
- 21 Easy Instant Pot Recipes to Try from Breakfast to Lunch to Drinks to Desserts from different bloggers.
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Why make Instant Pot Risotto
Traditional stove-top risotto isn’t difficult but it takes a long time. Usually short grain rice (most commonly arborio rice) is slowly cooked in a pan with stock added a ladle at a time. The long cooking and stirring time means that the rice releases starches and the liquid thickens and gets creamy without any addition of cream. This process can take anywhere between 30-45 minutes of standing at the stove and stirring.
Instant Pot Risotto relies on cooking under high pressure. There’s no stirring involved and no hands-on cooking either. Rice still releases its starches so the resulting risotto gets just as creamy and delicious as the stove top version. Most Instant Pot Risottos could be made in under 30 minutes which includes the time for Instant Pot to come to pressure and release pressure.
Instant Pot Beet Risotto
This risotto is absolutely stunning. It’s beautifully pink and has a classic combination of beets and goat cheese. Delicious!
Instant Pot Beet Risotto Recipe from Imagelicious
Instant Pot Asparagus Risotto
Delicious risotto to make when asparagus is in season. But wait, this beautiful risotto also has mushrooms! So delicious and fresh!
Instant Pot Asparagus Risotto from My Wife Can Cook
Instant Pot Lemon Pea Risotto
Lemons and peas are a delicious combination. Add them to creamy risotto and sprinkle with some parmesan cheese and you got yourself a winner!
Instant Pot Lemon Pea Risotto from Carmy – Run Eat Travel
Instant Pot Butternut Squash Risotto with Crisped Prosciutto
Beautiful risotto that is perfect for cooler months. All you need to do is crisp up some prosciutto while Instant Pot does all the work with the risotto!
Instant Pot Butternut Squash Risotto with Crisped Prosciutto from Nourish and Fete
Instant Pot Chicken Risotto
I love that both chicken breast and risotto are cooked together in Instant Pot. Yes, only one pot to clean and everything is cooking hands-off also. Perfect weeknight meal!
Instant Pot Chicken Risotto from Basil and Bubbly
Instant Pot Lemon Shrimp Risotto with Vegetables and Parmesan
This risotto has shrimp, spinach, and asparagus! So much goodness in just one dish! Delicious!
Instant Pot Lemon Shrimp Risotto with Vegetables and Parmesan from Stay Snatched
Instant Pot Mushroom Risotto
Beautiful risotto for mushroom lovers. You can’t miss with these easy, simple and delicious flavours.
Instant Pot Mushroom Risotto from Savory Nothings
Instant Pot Vegetable Risotto
So many delicious and crispy veggies on a bed of creamy risotto – perfection! Oh, and all those pretty veggies are roasted in the oven so you don’t even have to be in the kitchen while making this risotto.
Instant Pot Vegetable Risotto form Yummy Mummy Kitchen
Instant Pot Wild Mushroom and Leek Risotto
Another version of mushroom risotto but this one has three different kinds of mushrooms – so beautiful and delicious!
Instant Pot Wild Mushroom and Leek Risotto from Flavor the Moments
So, here you have it 9 Best Instant Pot Risotto Recipes that you could make any day of the week, even on a busy weeknight. All you need is just 30 minutes!
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