Instant Pot® Tomato-Spinach Risotto


This delicious risotto is so quick and easy, you'll never go back to making risotto by standing at the stove stirring and stirring again! You can make this in an Instant Pot® or a standard pressure cooker. Top with more Parmesan cheese, if desired.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
8 servings


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • ½ cup finely diced onion

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 cups Arborio rice

  • 5 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth, divided

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes

  • 1 teaspoon dried basil

  • 1 (6 ounce) package fresh baby spinach, chopped

  • cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  1. Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) and select Saute function. Add oil and onion and cook until soft, about 3 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in rice and cook until opaque, stirring frequently, about 2 minutes. Stir in 4 cups broth, tomatoes, and basil. Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure and set timer for 6 minutes. Allow about 10 minutes for pressure to build.

  2. Release pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid.

  3. Select Saute function and stir in remaining broth. Check rice for doneness; if needed, continue stirring until tender.

  4. Stir in spinach and Parmesan cheese; cook until wilted, about 1 minute. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

266 Calories
3g Fat
50g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 266
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Sodium 238mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 50g 18%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 11mg 54%
Calcium 82mg 6%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 209mg 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.