How can risotto be easy and quick? Use your Instant Pot®! This shrimp risotto comes together in a snap. With a few ingredients, the dish will elevate a weeknight, or impress your guests. 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!


Recipe Summary

30 mins
5 mins
45 mins
10 mins
2 servings


Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Heat seafood stock in a microwave-safe container for about 3 minutes on High. Leave in the microwave until ready to use.

  • Slice green onions. Separate green and white parts.

  • Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) and select Saute function. Melt 1 tablespoon butter. Add garlic and white part of the green onions. Season with salt and pepper and cook, stirring, until onion has softened and garlic is fragrant, about 2 1/2 minutes. Add rice and thyme. Saute, stirring occasionally, until rice begins to have a little color, about 3 minutes.

  • Pour in wine and cook, stirring, until wine evaporates, about 30 seconds. Stir in the heated seafood stock, making sure contents of the pot move freely. Turn off Saute function.

  • 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.

  • Release pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid. Add shrimp, peas, and reserved green onion tops. Close the lid and allow the shrimp to cook using the Keep Warm function, about 7 minutes. Open lid and check to see if shrimp are done.

  • Add grated Parmesan cheese and remaining 1 tablespoon butter, stirring until butter is melted. Serve with fresh parsley and lemon wedges.

Cook's Note:

Large or frozen shrimp will take longer to cook through.

Nutrition Facts

590 calories; protein 32.6g; carbohydrates 77.3g; fat 15.4g; cholesterol 207.7mg; sodium 713.4mg. Full Nutrition