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

Rating: 5 stars
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

Rating: 4.8 stars
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

Rating: 4.13 stars
A delicious spring/summer dish with a great creamy texture and taste!

Italian Shrimp and Scallop Risotto

Rating: 4.64 stars
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

Rating: 4.91 stars
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

Rating: 3.6 stars
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

Rating: 4.43 stars
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

Rating: 4.6 stars
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

Rating: 4.8 stars
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).

Instant Pot® Mushroom Risotto

Rating: 4.69 stars
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.

Risotto alla Milanese

Rating: 4.71 stars
Typical Italian risotto as the tradition of my city wants it. Directly from Milano I send you this wonderful recipe!

Fusion Risotto Vegan

Rating: 3.67 stars
Rainy day, and my second attempt at risotto is a delectable success to my surprise. Little bit of Irish, little bit of the Mediterranean, and a little bit of home makes for a great eat. This recipe is delicious vegan or non-vegan. It's a great base for additions too. Let your imagination run wild and comment back on your additions that you like.

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Creamy Spinach and Shrimp Risotto

This spinach and shrimp risotto fills the house with a pungent, lemony aroma, and is a great summery dish.