Making risotto has never been this easy, learn to make this Instant Pot Risotto 3 ways: pesto parmesan, mushroom and fresh tomato.
Use your fancy new kitchen tool or pressure cooker to recreate this usually complex dish in under 10 minutes!
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Instant Pot... or not
If you don't have an Instant Pot or pressure cooker, you can still make these using the traditional risotto method.
Use the same ratio of rice to broth, instead heating your broth in a small saucepan and using a ladle to gradually add warm broth to your rice as it cooks. This method will take longer, but will still be delicious!
As the Instant Pot recipes below require you to add other ingredients in AFTER risotto is fully cooked, you can follow the same steps with the traditional cooking method over a stovetop.
Want to know the secret of all secrets? I don't even use a real Instant Pot. I'm working with an off-brand quick pressure cooking system I was gifted a few years back that works wonders. Check mine out here.
Who doesn't love pesto? It's one of my favorite green sauces because it is so versatile.
In the recipe below I use pistachios as the nutty element but you could use classic pine nuts or get a little more adventurous with some almonds or cashews. You could even add some more greens like kale or spinach in with your basil to amp up the health factor.
Have fun with this version and use what you have in your kitchen OR grab a tub of pesto from the grocery store and make things even easier for yourself.
I like to mix a few tablespoons of pesto into the risotto after releasing the steam from the Instant Pot and then using another spoonful of pesto as a garnish; with extra parmesan of course!
Mushrooms may be an acquired taste to many, but they are definitely a winner in my book. Especially when caramelized in butter and seasoned with a little salt; what's not to love?
The only extra step for this recipe is slicing up your mushrooms and sautéing them in a little butter before topping your creamy risotto!
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This Fresh Tomato version of this Instant Pot risotto has a special place in my heart because I created it with leftovers I had in my fridge.
A few overripe tomatoes, some very green onions and a couple tablespoons of garlic butter? It seemed like destiny to me and I know you're going to love it.
Ok, now that you have the overview... it's time to pick which of the risotto 3 ways you want to make and get cooking!Print
Get my favorite quick pesto recipe here!