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Instant Pot Risotto

Instant Pot Risotto

This Instant Pot Risotto is the easiest way to make a tasty risotto in minutes. Forget about stirring and ladling a cup of stock one at a time with this pressure cooker recipe. This basic recipe is creamy, delicious and full of Parmesan flavor!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Instant Pot Risotto
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 520kcal
Author A Mom's Impression


  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 2 cups arborio rice
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • Add oil, onion, and garlic to the instant pot and saute until onions are tender and garlic begins to brown.
  • Add broth and rice and mix well.
  • Place lid on the Instant Pot and seal shut. Close pressure release valve. Set instant pot to rice.
  • Once the cooking cycle is complete, quick release steam.
  • Stir in Parmesan Cheese and parsley and enjoy!


I used my rice function on my IP and it's set. you cannot change it. It was set to Low Pressure for 12 minutes and it did the excellent cooking this rice. In doing additional research and consulting my manual/recipe book that came with the IP, It looks like you can cook it on Manual, High Pressure for 6 minutes and then Quick Release pressure when cooking is complete.