Instant Pot® Fresh Corn Risotto


Creamy risotto with sweet kernels of fresh corn made in a fraction of the time as traditional risotto, in your pressure cooker!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
4 servings


  • 3 tablespoons butter, divided

  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided

  • 2 ears fresh corn, kernels cut from cob

  • ½ cup finely chopped red onion

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 ½ cups Arborio rice

  • ½ cup white wine

  • 4 cups chicken broth

  • ½ cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese

  • ½ teaspoon chopped fresh parsley (Optional)


  1. Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) and select Saute function. Add 1 tablespoon butter and 1 tablespoon olive oil; stir until butter melts. Add corn kernels and cook, stirring occasionally, about 2 minutes. Remove corn to a bowl and set aside.

  2. Pour remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil in the pot. Add red onion and cook for 1 minute. Add garlic and rice and stir until each grain of rice is coated with the oil mixture. Cook until rice is slightly toasted, about 2 minutes. Pour in white wine and simmer for about 30 seconds. Stir in chicken broth.

  3. Turn off Saute function. Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 6 minutes. Allow 5 to 10 minutes for pressure to build.

  4. Release pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid. Add corn and remaining 2 tablespoons butter; stir until risotto is creamy, about 1 minute. Stir in Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese until melted and well combined. Garnish with parsley.

Cook's Note:

If you don't have a pressure cooker, this recipe can certainly be made on the stovetop by cooking over medium heat, adding hot broth 1 ladle at a time, and stirring between until the broth has been absorbed. You will need much more broth if making it on the stovetop, close to 6 to 7 cups, and it will take close to 45 minutes to reach "al dente".

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

608 Calories
23g Fat
82g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 608
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 9g 44%
Cholesterol 38mg 13%
Sodium 1387mg 60%
Total Carbohydrate 82g 30%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 13g
Vitamin C 5mg 27%
Calcium 125mg 10%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 196mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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