Instant Pot Cajun Shrimp Risotto


This risotto incorporates shrimp, shallots, and Cajun seasoning. You'll have a terrific side dish or a light main course in a short time thanks to your Instant Pot!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1 small shallot, minced

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • ¾ cup Arborio rice

  • 2 tablespoons dry white wine (such as Chardonnay)

  • 2 cups chicken broth, divided

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ½ pound frozen medium shrimp - thawed, shelled, and deveined

  • cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

  • ½ teaspoon Cajun seasoning, or to taste


  1. Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot) and select Saute function. Once the panel reads HOT, add butter, shallot, and garlic. Cook and stir until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add rice and cook, stirring, 1 minute more. Add wine and quickly deglaze by using a wooden spoon to scrape the brown bits from the bottom of the pot. Add 1 1/2 cups chicken broth, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine. Cancel Saute mode.

  2. Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 12 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

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

  4. Stir in shrimp and the remaining 1/2 cup of broth. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the shrimp are opaque, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in Parmesan cheese until melted, then add parsley. Serve immediately and sprinkle with Cajun seasoning to taste.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

597 Calories
17g Fat
74g Carbs
31g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 597
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 221mg 74%
Sodium 2352mg 102%
Total Carbohydrate 74g 27%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 31g
Vitamin C 9mg 44%
Calcium 203mg 16%
Iron 4mg 23%
Potassium 270mg 6%

* 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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