Risotto Recipes

Butternut squash risotto and mushroom risotto are some of the recipes you'll find at Allrecipes for this authentic Italian rice dish.

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Saffron Risotto in the Pressure Cooker

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In Italy, this is known as 'risotto alla Milanese,' 'risotto giallo,' or 'risotto allo zafferano.' Whatever you call it, it is the king of risottos, the simplest yet best known of all. The traditional preparation requires 20 minutes of stirring and cooking, but I managed to learn how to prepare it in the pressure cooker or an Instant Pot®. I swear, you won't notice the difference! I have provided further tips for all your pressure cooker risottos in the notes at the end of the recipe.

True Italian Porcini Mushroom Risotto

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As classically Italian as you can get, this unadulterated risotto is made in the traditional way and simply flavored with porcini mushrooms, white wine, butter and Parmesan cheese.

Lemon Seafood Risotto

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A delicious spring/summer dish with a great creamy texture and taste!

Italian Shrimp and Scallop Risotto

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The secret to making a good seafood risotto is to use a high-quality fish stock and of course the freshest seafood you can find. Cook the shellfish and rice separately, as the rice needs more time. If you cook them together, the shellfish will overcook and get chewy.

Risotto with Truffle and Parmesan

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I created this recipe because there is nothing quite like creamy, savory rice. It is so delicious and filling, it can be a meal in itself! You do need to tend to the stove for 30 minutes for stirring, but it is definitely worth the effort. I used regular milk (not cream) and it was absolutely heavenly and creamy! Serve as soon as possible (as it turns like glue if held too long!)

Instant Pot® Tomato-Spinach Risotto

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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.

Butternut Squash and Shiitake Mushroom Wild Rice Risotto

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A pretty fall risotto with lots of color and texture. This dish makes a great meatless main course or an elegant side dish.
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Instant Pot® Fresh Corn Risotto

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

Gourmet Mushroom Risotto

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Authentic Italian-style risotto cooked the slow and painful way, but oh so worth it. Complements grilled meats and chicken dishes very well. Check the rice by biting into it. It should be slightly al dente (or resist slightly to the tooth but not be hard in the center).

Roasted Chicken with Risotto and Caramelized Onions

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Moist roasted chicken gets the royal treatment with caramelized onions, balsamic vinegar and creamy risotto. You may choose to roast your own chicken or purchase a rotisserie chicken from a grocery store. A little grated cheese such as Parmesan or Pecorino Romano before serving is also a nice touch.

Instant Pot® Mushroom Risotto

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Creamy risotto with softened mushrooms and a sprinkling of cheese seems like a dish best ordered at a restaurant instead of made at home. That's because traditionally risotto is made slowly, stirring often, adding 1/4 cup of hot stock at a time, then more stirring. It's a labor-intensive dish that's worth the fuss. However, risotto made in a pressure cooker is so simple and quick that it feels like cheating. It's not. This is the real stuff. You'll probably start making risotto far more often after you try this one.

Butternut Squash Risotto

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If you like the natural sweet flavor of butternut squash, you'll love this risotto! It is so creamy and full of flavor! Great as a side dish or main course.

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Lemon Asparagus Risotto

"Fantastic! The flavours are perfectly balanced: rich and creamy without the guilt of butter or cream." – Jaclyn

How To Make Risotto

Versatile and delicious, risotto is also surprisingly easy to make at home.

Basic Microwave Risotto

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Microwave Risotto is great because of its forgiving nature; if you forget it for a half hour, nothing is lost. Also, it is a wonderful clean-out-the-fridge, use-your-imagination, I-just-bounced-five-checks recipe. It reheats well too. You can use margarine or olive oil in place of the butter, and you can use apple juice or white grape juice in place of the wine.