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Instant Pot Mushroom Risotto - Truly the EASIEST no-fuss risotto! Amazingly rich + creamy, loaded with mushrooms, spinach, peas and Parmesan!

Truly the EASIEST no-fuss risotto! Amazingly rich + creamy, loaded with mushrooms, spinach, peas and Parmesan!

Instant Pot Mushroom Risotto - Truly the EASIEST no-fuss risotto! Amazingly rich + creamy, loaded with mushrooms, spinach, peas and Parmesan!

Guys, this is a game-changer. I love risotto just as much as the next person but ain’t nobody got time to stir, add broth until completely absorbed, stir, add broth until completely absorbed again, etc. etc.

Instant Pot Mushroom Risotto - Truly the EASIEST no-fuss risotto! Amazingly rich + creamy, loaded with mushrooms, spinach, peas and Parmesan!

That’s when your IP comes to play here. Now you can make better-than-restaurant-quality risotto right in your pressure cooker. And believe me when I say that this is unbelievably easy.

Instant Pot Mushroom Risotto - Truly the EASIEST no-fuss risotto! Amazingly rich + creamy, loaded with mushrooms, spinach, peas and Parmesan!

There’s no stirring, no babysitting, no fuss of any kind. None at all. All you really need to do is saute your cremini mushrooms, add in your arborio rice and chicken broth, and seal the lid.

Instant Pot Mushroom Risotto - Truly the EASIEST no-fuss risotto! Amazingly rich + creamy, loaded with mushrooms, spinach, peas and Parmesan!

The consistency is absolutely PERFECT. And it’s not a cheater risotto. No, this is real risotto but with zero effort. Once it’s done, stir in your spinach, peas and freshly grated Parmesan. ALL the good stuff.

Tools For This Recipe

6-qt Instant Pot®

Instant Pot Mushroom Risotto: Frequently Asked Questions

What mushrooms are best here?

Cremini, baby bella, chanterelles, shiitake or oyster mushrooms are all great options. You can use an assortment or just one variety.

Can I use fresh herbs instead?

Absolutely! But because dried herbs are often more potent/concentrated than fresh herbs, you need less when using dry. The correct ratio is 1 tablespoon fresh herbs to 1 teaspoon dried herbs.

Is risotto freezer-friendly?

Risotto will not hold up very well in the freezer and can result in a grainy texture when reheated.

Instant Pot Mushroom Risotto

Truly the EASIEST no-fuss risotto! Amazingly rich + creamy, loaded with mushrooms, spinach, peas and Parmesan!
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Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 8 ounces cremini mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup arborio rice
  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • ¾ cup frozen peas, thawed
  • ¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan

Instructions

  • Set a 6-qt Instant Pot® to the high saute setting. Melt 2 tablespoons butter; add garlic and onion, and cook, stirring often, until onions have become translucent, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Add mushrooms and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 3-4 minutes; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Stir in chicken broth, rice and thyme. Select manual setting; adjust pressure to high, and set time for 6 minutes. When finished cooking, quick-release pressure according to manufacturer’s directions.
  • Stir in spinach and remaining 2 tablespoons butter until the spinach has wilted, about 2 minutes. Stir in peas and Parmesan until heated through, about 30 seconds to 1 minute.
  • Serve immediately.

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