Mushroom and Spinach Risotto
By :Instant Pot Miracle
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The traditional cooking method for risotto involves standing at the stove and stirring almost constantly to achieve the signature creamy texture of the dish. The Instant Pot® eliminates that, turning out luscious risotto with the touch of a button.
Votes: 67
Rating: 4.88
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Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Difficulty Medium
Browse Category Rice & Pastas
Duration 30-60 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook, Sauté
Main Ingredient Mushrooms, Rice, Vegetable Broth
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
4 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/3 cup shallots chopped
  • 8 ounces cremini mushrooms sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 cups vegetable broth or chicken if not vegetarian
  • 1 cup Arborio rice
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese freshly grated
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Difficulty Medium
Browse Category Rice & Pastas
Duration 30-60 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook, Sauté
Main Ingredient Mushrooms, Rice, Vegetable Broth
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
4 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/3 cup shallots chopped
  • 8 ounces cremini mushrooms sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 cups vegetable broth or chicken if not vegetarian
  • 1 cup Arborio rice
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese freshly grated
Votes: 67
Rating: 4.88
Rate this recipe!
Instructions
  1. Select sauté on the Instant Pot and adjust to normal. Add oil to pot. When oil is hot, add shallots and cook for 2 minutes to soften, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add mushrooms, salt, and crushed red pepper; cook for 4 minutes or until mushrooms are tender, stirring frequently.
  3. Add garlic; cook and stir for 1 minute more. Press cancel. Add broth, rice, and thyme.
  4. Secure the lid on the pot. Close the pressure-release valve. Select Manual and cook at high pressure for 6 minutes. When cooking is complete, use a quick release to depressurize.
  5. Add butter and spinach to rice mixture; stir to wilt spinach. Stir in Parmesan cheese.
33 replies
  1. Taunderdown
    Taunderdown says:

    Absolutely love this flavorful recipe! I made a rotisserie chicken last night and placed over a bed of this Risotto and it was a hit!!

  2. Lilmama411
    Lilmama411 says:

    Incredible! Kids loved it! I made some simple chicken breasts in the IP first and then served with the risotto!

  3. Jennstevens
    Jennstevens says:

    My husband and I really enjoyed this dish. Easy to make and flavorful! (Also if you have the PC pinch bowl set, it makes adding the seasonings easier! Pre measure and line them up.)

  4. Ape
    Ape says:

    Delicious! Just have to remember to adjust the recipe to the Luxx mini. Made that mistake with the red lentil chilie

  5. Eyewater1
    Eyewater1 says:

    Close to perfect (there’s always got to be some room to improve). And so quick and easy.

    I put the rice in right after the shallots as I was always accustomed, using the traditional endless stirring method, to coating the rice with oil before adding the liquid.

    It’s like an act of faith that you can close the lid on raw rice and open it after releasing the pressure in six minutes and there it is, al dente risotto.

  6. Cookingnana
    Cookingnana says:

    I make risotto with mushrooms all the time this is better than my own. It makes me want to cook because you do not spend hours in the kitchen preparing you prepare pot/set, you let it cook while you’re relaxing it’s wonderful

  7. Sashakendic
    Sashakendic says:

    We loved it! So delicious!

    Side note: where it says “press Manual”, i had to press “pressure cook” on my Instant Pot instead.

  8. MakesMeWannaUke
    MakesMeWannaUke says:

    Loved it. Added white wine, used arugula instead of spinach. Will use just a bit less liquid next time. Cant have enough butter or parmesan.

  9. ustexasjoe
    ustexasjoe says:

    The recipe said to “Select Manual” and I must have looked for a Manual button for 10 minutes. It should say, “Select Pressure Cook.” This is only the second time I’ve used the Instant Pot, and the first time using a recipe from this app, so weird things like not being completely accurate on what to do make using this device a less than pleasant experience. I’m already overwhelmed by the number of buttons and scared to death it will explode if I use it improperly. The risotto was AMAZING!!!

  10. Jlatino
    Jlatino says:

    This was the first dish I made using my Instant Pot and I was amazed at how rich it tasted.

    You might want to consider doubling the recipe if you tend to eat a lot, as the portions arw rather small.

  11. ljcarr
    ljcarr says:

    I hard boiled 6 eggs for my first try using the IP. Came out perfect. Made this risotto and it came out perfect. We arent fans of thyme so it seemed a bit overwhelming. Will leave out next time, maybe increase red pepper flakes and use wine next time. But i will make it again.

  12. Wthornell
    Wthornell says:

    This was the perfect side to some leftover shredded pork we had. So easy and yummy! I used kale vs spinach since that’s what i had on hand.

  13. Isabel
    Isabel says:

    Thank you to ustexasjoe for explaining that manual means pressure cook – these recipes really should show what model is used – im a new user with a 3 qt duo mini and i dont know if i should cut the volume in half.

  14. tumbleweed7
    tumbleweed7 says:

    I doubled this recipe, did 3.5 cups chicken stock and half a cup dry white wine, so good! Super easy with limited needed prep and oh so delicious!

  15. Shanebreeden
    Shanebreeden says:

    I love this! I change it up with bacon, or leeks, or change of cheese. Risotto is now super easy.

  16. GrandmaA
    GrandmaA says:

    Very good. So easy to make, and only one dirty pan….what could be better? Flavor is perfect on it’s own.
    I have friends that love mushrooms, so I used this as a side dish to my cream of mushroom soup and they loved it!

  17. tara.little
    tara.little says:

    Amazing! Better than the stove top and quicker!

    Stir fried the rice before adding hot broth.

    Subbed in arugula for spinach and it was great!

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