Instant Pot® Corn Risotto


This risotto with fresh corn and bacon is a quick to fix side dish thanks to the Instant Pot® and is very tasty as well! No stirring required.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
4 servings


  • 2 slices bacon

  • 2 tablespoons minced shallot

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 ¼ cups chicken stock, divided, or more to taste

  • 2 ears fresh corn, kernels cut off

  • ½ cup arborio rice

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • ¼ cup white wine

  • ½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese

  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano, or to taste (Optional)

  • 1 pinch granulated garlic

  • 1 pinch salt


  1. Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) and select Saute function. Add bacon to the hot pot and cook until crisp, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove bacon to a rack to drain. Add shallot and garlic to the pot and cook until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Mix in 1 cup chicken stock. Stir in corn kernels, rice, and butter. Pour in remaining 1/4 cup chicken stock and white wine. Cancel Saute function.

  2. Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 5 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  3. While risotto is cooking, chop bacon.

  4. Release pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid. Add chopped bacon, Parmesan cheese, oregano, granulated garlic, and salt and stir until thoroughly combined. Add more chicken stock, 1 tablespoon at a time, if risotto is too dry.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

255 Calories
8g Fat
34g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 255
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 11%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 22mg 7%
Sodium 539mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 4mg 20%
Calcium 122mg 9%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 199mg 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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