This Instant Pot Mushroom Risotto is everything you could dream of in a savory recipe. Made with wild mushrooms, butter, arborio rice, shallots, and some other rich ingredients, this recipe is easy and perfect for a weeknight dinner with the kids. Need more recipe ideas?
Course Main Course, Meals Made Simple, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword creamy mushroom risotto, instant pot risotto without wine, mushroom risotto instant pot vegan
8ouncesshiitake mushroomsthinly sliced, or any other type of mushroom
1shallotchopped, or substitute with ¼ of an onion
2clovesgarlicminced (about two teaspoons)
¼ cupdry white wineoptional
2cupschicken stocksubstitute with vegetable stock for vegetarian or vegan
½ cupParmesan or Parmigianofreshly grated, can use vegan cheese or omit
Heat the Instant Pot using the Sauté-Normal function. Add the olive oil, butter, and mushrooms. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5-7 minutes, or until the mushrooms have turned golden brown.
Next, add the shallot and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, or until the shallot has softened and started to become translucent.
Next, add arborio rice, garlic, and kosher salt. Cook for an additional 1-2 minutes.
If using, add the white wine and use a wooden spoon to scrape any bits off the bottom of the instant pot. Next, add the chicken stock and stir to combine. Attach the lid and set the Instant Pot to the Pressure Cook-Normal-High Pressure setting for 5 minutes. Ensure the valve is in the “sealing” position.
When the Instant Pot has fully depressurized, remove the lid and stir in the parmesan and lemon juice. Stir vigorously for 1-2 minutes— this will help the risotto release its starch and will give that authentic, slow-cooked, taste and texture.
Serve warm, with a grating of fresh parmesan and a crack of black pepper, if desired.
Store any leftover risotto in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
A wooden spoon will scrape the bits off the bottom of the pan without scratching the surface of the Instant Pot. Additionally, the Instant pot will take 5-10 minutes to pressurize and will show “On” on the display.Be careful! It will release steam and may splatter. I recommend using a long spoon or tongs to move the valve.