Pressure Cooker Risotto With Peas And Parmesan Recipe

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Pressure Cooker Risotto With Peas And Parmesan takes under 30 minutes to make. This tasty side is easily gluten-free and pairs well with almost anything.

Pressure Cooker Risotto With Peas And Parmesan Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Pressure Cooker Risotto With Peas And Parmesan

I have another risotto recipe for you! You know I just love cooking in an electric pressure cooker. One of foods that does super well in there is rice, especially risotto. Risotto is usually made with Arborio rice, which is shorter than long grain white rice and has a higher starch content.

You may recall that I don’t use wine when making risotto. Should you wish to use wine you’ll want to add it in when you are browning the rice, before you add most of the broth.

This recipe is easily gluten-free if you just watch your ingredients on the broth.

Pressure Cooker Risotto With Peas And Parmesan takes about 25 minutes to make from start to finish, and that includes the time it takes for the electric pressure cooker to come to pressure. In less than a half hour you’ll have a delicious side dish that pairs with almost anything, all without having had to stand over the stove and stir the whole time. You can’t beat that!

Here’s how I make Pressure Cooker Risotto With Peas And Parmesan.

Equipment Needed

Ingredients

Pressure Cooker Risotto With Peas And Parmesan Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Instructions

Plug the electric pressure cooker in and select the saute setting.

Add a thin layer of olive oil to the bottom of the pot.

Add the onions and minced garlic to the pot.

Stir occasionally for 5 minutes, until the onion is becoming opaque.

Add the rice to the pot wish a splash of chicken broth and let it saute for 2 minutes.

Pressure Cooker Risotto With Peas And Parmesan Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Pour 4 cups of broth into the pot.

Pressure Cooker Risotto With Peas And Parmesan Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Add the frozen peas to the pot.

Pressure Cooker Risotto With Peas And Parmesan Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Put the lid onto the pressure cooker and close to seal.

Switch the pressure cooker to manual high pressure and cook for 5 minutes.

Once the cooking cycle has finished do a quick pressure release.

Switch the pressure cooker back to saute.

Stir the risotto constantly for 2-3 minutes. Your stirring should be rather aggressive instead of gentle. The risotto will look heavy and wet. Don’t worry if there appears to be a little extra liquid, risotto absorbs liquid and thickens quickly. Should the risotto appear to be too thick add a splash more of broth.

Pressure Cooker Risotto With Peas And Parmesan Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Add in the shredded parmesan cheese and stir. Should the risotto be stiff or if you prefer your risotto to be a bit looser then you can add a little more chicken broth.

Serve immediately with salt and pepper to taste, and a little butter if desired.

Pressure Cooker Risotto With Peas And Parmesan Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Pressure Cooker Risotto With Peas And Parmesan

Pressure Cooker Risotto With Peas And Parmesan Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Arborio rice
  • 5-6 cups chicken broth
  • 1/3 small white onion, minced
  • 1.5 cups shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 3/4 -2 cups frozen sweet peas
  • 1.5 tsp minced garlic
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • butter (optional)
  • salt and pepper to taste (optional)

Instructions

  1. Plug the electric pressure cooker in and select the saute setting.
  2. Add a thin layer of olive oil to the bottom of the pot.
  3. Add the onions and minced garlic to the pot.
  4. Stir occasionally for 5 minutes, until the onion is becoming opaque.
  5. Add the rice to the pot with a splash of chicken broth and let it saute for 2 minutes.
  6. Pour 4 cups of broth into the pot.
  7. Add the frozen peas to the pot.
  8. Put the lid onto the pressure cooker and close to seal.
  9. Switch the pressure cooker to manual high pressure and cook for 5 minutes.
  10. Once the cooking cycle has finished do a quick pressure release.
  11. Switch the pressure cooker back to saute.
  12. Stir the risotto constantly for 2-3 minutes. Your stirring should be rather aggressive instead of gentle. The risotto will look heavy and wet. Don't worry if there appears to be a little extra liquid, risotto absorbs liquid and thickens quickly. Should the risotto appear to be too thick add a splash more of broth.
  13. Add in the shredded parmesan cheese and stir. Should the risotto be stiff or if you prefer your risotto to be a bit looser then you can add a little more chicken broth.
  14. Serve immediately with salt and pepper to taste, and a little butter if desired.

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14 comments

Rebecca Smith July 22, 2019 - 6:43 am

I do love a good risotto! This looks absolutely divine.

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Sarah Althouse July 22, 2019 - 1:19 pm

Oh my goodness I love everything about this. It be the perfect side for a dinner party too!

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Jess Howliston July 22, 2019 - 4:32 pm

Oo this sounds delicious and I love the idea of being able to chuck it all in the pressure cooker! This looks like a real family comfort food meal, thanks for sharing! x

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michelle twin mum July 22, 2019 - 6:10 pm

Personally I’ve always found risotto a bit tricky, so if you can bung it all in the pressure cooker and it works then this is perfect. I am dreaming of that parmesan taste now. Mich x

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Mellissa Williams July 23, 2019 - 3:44 am

I used to make a risotto like this a few years ago but not in a pressure cooker and with chicken. What a brilliant idea to make it this way.

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Jenny July 23, 2019 - 10:51 am

I used to love making risotto but my husband doesn’t like it. Perhaps I’ll tempt him with this one!

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Shani | Sunshine & Munchkins July 23, 2019 - 12:51 pm

I used to watch cooking shows all the time and risotto always seemed so fancy! I’ve tried it a few times since then and really like it. I’ll have to give it a try in my IP.

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Marisa Hernandez July 23, 2019 - 3:49 pm

I actually do not have one, but I see so many great recipes that can be made!!! Its definitely on my list!

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Sheereen | Cups of Coco July 23, 2019 - 5:08 pm

This looks great! But I also find risotto a little difficult to make. I’ll definitely try it again

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Rachel July 23, 2019 - 10:40 pm

This sounds AMAZING! I’ll have to try this in my pressure cooker!

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Melanie williams July 24, 2019 - 5:08 am

I do love a good risotto – hard to get right though. However, looks like the pressure cooker is an easy way to cook for sure xx

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Stephanie Merry July 24, 2019 - 6:08 am

I’m a big fan of dishes that you can make in one pot by throwing all the ingredients in together and this one looks fab! x

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Shoshana Sue July 24, 2019 - 6:09 am

I haven’t made a good risotto in ages and would like to try out your parmesan recipe. It looks divine!

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Anosa July 28, 2019 - 4:37 am

I love risotto but it never turns out quite right when I make it need to give your recipe a go.

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