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Easy Instant Pot Mushroom Risotto

Introducing Instant Pot Mushroom Risotto: The Perfect Comfort Food Made Easy!

Are you craving a delectable, creamy risotto but don’t have hours to spend stirring and simmering? Look no further! With our Instant Pot Mushroom Risotto, you can enjoy the rich flavors and velvety texture of this classic Italian dish in a fraction of the time.

Imagine tender Arborio rice perfectly cooked to perfection, infused with the earthy essence of savory mushrooms, and enriched with a luxurious blend of herbs and spices. Our Instant Pot Mushroom Risotto is a one-pot wonder that brings gourmet dining to your table with minimal effort.

Why choose our Instant Pot Mushroom Risotto?

  1. Time-saving Magic: Thanks to the wonders of the Instant Pot, you can have a restaurant-quality risotto on your plate in just minutes. No need to constantly stir or worry about the rice sticking to the bottom of the pot. The Instant Pot does all the work, leaving you with more time to relax and enjoy.
  2. Foolproof Perfection: Our specially crafted recipe ensures foolproof results every time. Say goodbye to undercooked or mushy risotto! The Instant Pot locks in moisture, allowing the rice to cook evenly and perfectly absorb the flavors.
  3. Irresistible Flavor: Each bite of our Mushroom Risotto is bursting with incredible flavors. The earthy, umami-rich mushrooms combine harmoniously with the creamy rice, while delicate herbs and spices add depth and complexity. It’s a symphony of taste that will delight your palate.
  4. Versatile Delight: Our Instant Pot Mushroom Risotto serves as a versatile base to create endless variations. Customize your risotto by adding your favorite ingredients such as grilled chicken, asparagus, or sun-dried tomatoes. Let your culinary creativity run wild!
  5. Family-Friendly and Nutritious: Our Mushroom Risotto is a wholesome and satisfying meal that the whole family will love. Packed with nutritious ingredients, it provides a balanced blend of carbohydrates, proteins, and essential vitamins.
  6. Stress-free Cleanup: With the Instant Pot, cleanup is a breeze. The non-stick inner pot ensures easy release; most parts are dishwasher safe. Spend less time scrubbing and more time savoring the flavors.

Don’t miss out on the ultimate comfort food experience! Treat yourself and your loved ones to the convenience and deliciousness of our Instant Pot Mushroom Risotto. Elevate your weeknight dinners or impress guests with a gourmet feast.

Order your Instant Pot Mushroom Risotto today and embark on a culinary journey that will redefine your love for risotto!

Supple grains of rice delicately aromatic with the wine’s sweet notes (Decanter) and mildly pungent Parmesan, and, of course, butter.

It’s no stirring. 

No ladling of stock.






Instant Pot Mushroom Risotto

Just an Instant Pot on the counter, with the timer set, and the cook walks away to enjoy reading or doing what they love.

The finished result is one that deserves a deep bowl.

A big spoon.

And a person ready to eat bite after bite of the delicious, creamy comfort.

instant pot mushroom risotto

When Chef Ramsey came on television, his signature staple was Risotto.

Why not?

It’s a dish associated with the high-end restaurants his name is attached to.

Risotto is also the epitome of Italian home cooking.

It’s the Italian grandmother’s comfort food.

It’s a dish every cook, regardless of skill, should know how to make.

It satisfies.

It’s easy to make.

It’s impressive.

mushroom risotto in the instant pot

Gone are the days the tarnished Risotto’s reputation of being time-consuming and finicky.

Wave farewell to the Risotto, your mom, told our required constant attention.

Watch that “Takes-30-minutes-to-make” label fade in your rearview mirror.

Start to finish; the best Risotto takes 45 minutes, including the time to bring the Instant Pot to pressure.

Thank your Instant Pot.

One of the reasons it’s said every cook should learn to cook Risotto is the technique.

It’s the basics like making a soffrito, adding the broth one scoop at a time, toasting the rice just so.

Deciding if you’ll be adding caramelized onions or bits of sausage, or maybe it’s wild mushrooms that strike your fancy.

This Instant Pot Mushroom Risotto is a game-changer.

This Instant Pot Mushroom Risotto is a game-changer.

I recommend using the best rice you have available. 

At our house that is arborio.

Arborio rice is relatively hard to overcook.

If you want to really gussie up the dish, you can order vialone nano rice and serve silky, perfected Risotto.

Supple grains of rice delicately aromatic with the wine's sweet notes and the mildly pungent Parmesan, and, of course, butter.


Deliciously Creamy Instant Pot Mushroom Risotto

Prep Time: About 10 minutes

Come to Pressure: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 29 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Serves: About 5.5 cups

Indulge in the delightful flavors of this Easy Instant Pot Mushroom Risotto, a savory and comforting dish that’s sure to impress your family and friends. The Instant Pot makes the process quick and hassle-free, resulting in a creamy, perfectly cooked risotto that will leave you wanting more. With the option to elevate the flavors using wild mushrooms, this risotto can truly become a feast for the senses.


  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 Pound Mushrooms*, trimmed and sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cups arborio rice
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 4 1/2 cups chicken stock
  • Garnish with freshly chopped parsley and grated Parmesan

Start to finish; the best Risotto takes 45 minutes, including the time to bring the Instant Pot to pressure.

How to Make Easy Instant Pot Mushroom Risotto 


  1. Prepare the Mushrooms:

    • Set the Instant Pot on “Saute” and add olive oil.
    • Add the sliced mushrooms and cook for about ten minutes, or until they begin to brown.
    • Season the mushrooms with salt and pepper for an extra boost of flavor.
    • Add the chopped onion and continue cooking for an additional 8 minutes until the onions become translucent, stirring to combine all the ingredients.
  2. Add the Rice:

    • Once the onions are translucent, introduce the arborio rice to the mushroom and onion mixture, and stir for about three minutes. This helps the rice to absorb the flavors from the mushrooms and onions, giving the risotto a rich taste.
    • Pour in the white wine and cook for another 3 minutes, stirring until most of the liquid is evaporated. The wine adds a wonderful depth of flavor to the dish.
  3. Pressure Cook the Risotto:

    • Add the chicken stock to the Instant Pot, making sure all the ingredients are well combined.
    • Place the lid on the Instant Pot, turn it to the lock position, and set the steam-release valve to the SEALED position.
    • Set the Instant Pot to Manual mode for high pressure and set the timer for 5 minutes. The pressure cooking ensures that the rice is cooked to perfection and absorbs all the delicious flavors from the mushrooms, onions, and wine.
  4. Finish the Risotto:

    • When the Instant Pot beeps to indicate that the cooking is complete, turn off the Instant Pot.
    • Perform a Quick Release to release the pressure, then unlock the lid.
    • Give the risotto a good stir, and taste to adjust the seasoning with more salt and pepper if needed. The risotto should have a creamy consistency and be perfectly cooked.
  5. Serve and Garnish:

    • Ladle the creamy mushroom risotto into serving bowls, and garnish with freshly chopped parsley and grated Parmesan. The parsley adds a pop of freshness, while the Parmesan adds a nutty and savory element, completing the dish perfectly.

Enjoy this Easy Instant Pot Mushroom Risotto as a delightful main course or a delectable side dish. Its velvety texture and umami-rich flavors will leave your taste buds singing. With just a few simple steps, you can create a restaurant-quality risotto in the comfort of your own home. So, go ahead, savor every spoonful, and relish the satisfaction of a dish well-made!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Instant Pot Mushroom Risotto

1. Can I use a different type of rice for this recipe? While arborio rice is traditionally used for risotto due to its high starch content, you can experiment with other short-grain rice varieties. However, keep in mind that the texture may differ slightly, and the cooking time might need adjustments.

2. Can I make this recipe vegetarian or vegan? Absolutely! To make this recipe vegetarian, simply substitute the chicken stock with vegetable stock. For a vegan version, use vegetable stock and omit the Parmesan garnish or use a vegan alternative.

3. Can I use dried mushrooms instead of fresh ones? Yes, you can use dried mushrooms to add a rich, intense flavor to the risotto. Soak the dried mushrooms in warm water for about 20 minutes before cooking, then chop and proceed with the recipe as instructed.

4. Can I double the recipe to serve more people? Yes, you can double or adjust the recipe as needed. However, ensure that you don’t exceed the maximum fill line of your Instant Pot to prevent any potential issues during pressure cooking.

5. Can I freeze the leftover risotto? Risotto is best enjoyed fresh, but if you have leftovers, you can freeze them in airtight containers for up to 2 months. To reheat, thaw in the refrigerator overnight, and gently reheat on the stovetop with a splash of broth or water to bring back its creamy consistency.

6. What wine should I use for the recipe? For the white wine, choose a dry variety like Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc. Avoid using sweet wines as they can alter the overall taste of the risotto.

7. Can I add other vegetables to the risotto? Certainly! Feel free to add vegetables like spinach, peas, asparagus, or roasted bell peppers to customize the risotto to your taste. Add them during the sautéing phase or as the rice cooks.

8. How do I prevent the “burn” message on the Instant Pot? To avoid the “burn” message, ensure that you deglaze the pot after sautéing the mushrooms and onions by scraping up any browned bits from the bottom. Also, avoid stirring in the rice while adding the chicken stock to prevent rice from sticking to the bottom.

9. Can I substitute the olive oil with another oil? Yes, you can use vegetable oil, grapeseed oil, or butter as a substitute for olive oil. Each will impart a slightly different flavor profile to the risotto.

10. What can I serve with Mushroom Risotto? Mushroom risotto pairs well with a variety of dishes, such as grilled or roasted meats, seafood, or a fresh garden salad for a lighter meal. It also works great as a standalone main course for a comforting and satisfying dinner.

Enjoy your Instant Pot Mushroom Risotto and have fun experimenting with different variations and additions to create your perfect risotto experience!

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