13 Delicious Ways to Make Instant Pot Risotto

a bowl of Instant Pot® Fresh Corn Risotto on a place mat with a napkin and spoon
Photo: Kim's Cooking Now

Risotto, that delectably creamy Italian rice dish, might be delicious, but it also comes with some effort. Constant stirring creates the decadent texture, but with the help of the Instant Pot, you no longer have to commit yourself to standing by the stovetop. All you need is some arborio rice, a few seasonal ingredients, and some flavorful stock to create a wow-worthy dish in the pressure cooker.

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Instant Pot Mushroom Risotto

Instant Pot® Mushroom Risotto
Kim's Cooking Now

Containing all the classic risotto components—butter, onion, white wine, Parmesan, and chicken stock—this recipe is dressed up further with the addition of fresh mushrooms. "Made this 4 times already for various dinner parties. It's been a huge hit and makes for great leftovers," says reviewer ofinkel.

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Instant Pot Risotto

Instant Pot® Risotto
Kim's Cooking Now

Nobody at the dinner table will be able to believe this risotto was whipped up in just 30 minutes. "Great base recipe," says Kathy. "It is great as is, with lots of room for personal additions such as seasonal vegetables, mushrooms or whatever comes to mind."

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Instant Pot Chicken Risotto

Instant Pot® Chicken Risotto

Create an all-in-one meal by cooking creamy risotto rice studded with tender pieces of chicken thighs. All you need is a side salad or steamed veggies to complete your plate.

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Instant Pot Italian Butternut Squash Risotto

Instant Pot® Italian Butternut Squash Risotto
Buckwheat Queen

Sweet butternut squash and tangy balsamic vinegar create balanced flavor in this delicious Instant Pot dish. The recipe is packed with veggies but also boasts two types of cheese for a decidedly decadent dish.

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Instant Pot Fresh Corn Risotto

a bowl of Instant Pot® Fresh Corn Risotto on a place mat with a napkin and spoon
Kim's Cooking Now

An excellent, and unusual, way to use up your summer corn bounty, you won't be able to resist a second serving of this rich risotto. Reviewer SZYQ1 says, "This recipe was very delicious and makes a lot for a side dish! I made the recipe exactly as written and the texture of the risotto is perfect."

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Instant Pot Tomato-Spinach Risotto

Instant Pot Tomato-Spinach Risotto

The bright pop of green color is given to this risotto thanks to a base of fresh spinach and basil. And since it uses canned tomatoes for a boost of flavor, this dish can be enjoyed year-round.

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Instant Pot Shrimp Risotto

Instant Pot® Shrimp Risotto

"With a few ingredients, the dish will elevate a weeknight, or impress your guests," says recipe creator Bibi. "The electric pressure cooker eliminates most of the stirring of a classic risotto, and it frees you up to throw together a salad and slice up some crusty bread while it cooks for you!"

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Instant Pot Asparagus Risotto

asparagus risotto in a white bowl

Celebrate the best of spring's produce with a bowl of this stick-to-your-ribs risotto. A bright pop of lemon juice stirred in at the end perfectly balances the asparagus's earthy flavor.

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Instant Pot Risotto alla Milanese

Instant Pot® Risotto alla Milanese

This dish gets its delicate yellow hue from two pinches of treasured saffron. This version of risotto alla Milanese skips the traditionally used beef marrow and streamlines the process by using the Instant Pot.

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Instant Pot Chicken Pot Pie Risotto

Instant Pot® Chicken Pot Pie Risotto

This rich chicken pot pie risotto combines two of the world's favorite comfort foods. Each bite is packed with diced chicken, veggies, and a creamy Parmesan sauce.

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Instant Pot Butternut Squash Risotto

Instant Pot® Butternut Squash Risotto

Fresh sage and butternut squash are meant for each other. Take their delightfully autumnal flavors and pack them into this ultra-easy risotto dish. Recipe creator Bibi suggests serving it with a side salad and crusty bread.

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Instant Pot Corn Risotto

Instant Pot Corn Risotto

A little salty and a little sweet, this risotto is perfectly balanced thanks to an unusual ingredient combination. Fresh corn and chopped bacon infuse each spoonful with loads of flavor.

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Instant Pot Shrimp Scampi Risotto

Instant Pot® Shrimp Scampi Risotto

Traditional risotto ingredients are dressed up with shrimp, lemon juice, red pepper flakes, and fresh parsley. "I tried to combine the best of both worlds with this combination of risotto and shrimp scampi," says recipe creator thedailygourmet.

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