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Creamy Mushroom and Parmesan Instant Pot Risotto

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This Creamy Instant Pot Risotto Recipe is flavored with mushrooms, parmesan, and a squeeze of lemon. It’s so creamy and flavorful and easy in the Pressure Cooker.

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It’s no secret that the Electric Pressure Cooker makes some amazing rice dishes. I’m talking Cajun dirty rice, Jamaican rice and peas, and even Copycat Rice a Roni from scratch! I love making rice in my Instant Pot so it was about time I share this mushroom risotto recipe with you all.

I first had risotto when I took a trip to the Hamptons and a private chef made it for me and a group of friends. It was so smooth and creamy that I knew it was something I had to make at home. The only issue is when it comes to making traditional risotto, a whole lot of stirring is involved. It’s just not something I feel like doing and I’m thankful the Pressure Cooker gets rid of that tedious step.

I’ve made all kinds of risotto in my pot, some calling for saffron, peas, or whatever other kinds of ingredients but this has to be my favorite. It’s so simple and easy and full of flavor thanks to the mushrooms and broth.

How to make Instant Pot Mushroom Risotto

First, you’ll need to mis en pase your ingredients and get the all ready to go. That means chopping your onions and mushrooms, mincing your garlic, and measuring out your rice and broth.

Then you’ll need to set your Pressure Cooker to sauté and select the “More” setting. Once your display says “HOT”, add your butter and allow it to melt, watching it so it does not burn.

Add your onions, mushrooms, and garlic and stir. I allow this to cook in the butter mixture for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. After 10 minutes, your onions and mushrooms should have softened and there should be a little but of liquid.

mushrooms, onions, and garlic after sauteéing

Add your rice and stir for about 20 seconds, until all of the rice is coated with the mushrooms, onions, and liquid in the pressure cooker.

Then add your chicken broth and salt and stir. 

chicken broth and rice and mushrooms in instant pot

Press “Cancel” on the Pressure Cooker and cover your Pressure Cooker with the lid, ensuring the valve is set to “Seal.”

Set your Pressure Cooker on High Pressure and for 6 minutes cook time. Once your 6 minute cook time is done, Press “Cancel” and quick release the pressure by moving the valve to “Vent”.

Once all the pressure is released, remove the lid and stir. Add parmesan cheese and lemon juice and stir. Sprinkle with fresh parsley. Enjoy 🙂

instant pot risotto in instant pot

Pro Tips: I only use Arborio rice for risotto and I don’t rinse it before using it in the pressure cooker. It gets the perfect results in my risotto.

If you don’t like the rice, keep it out. I use this pressure cooker risotto recipe when I don’t want to add the mushrooms.

finished risotto in instant pot insert

Looking for more Pressure Cooker rice recipes? Try these out:

Creamy Mushroom and Parmesan Instant Pot Risotto

This Creamy Instant Pot Risotto is so creamy and delicious without all the consistent stirring. The Pressure Cooker makes some amazing risotto and it’s so easy.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Keyword instant pot risotto
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
rise to pressure 10 minutes
Total Time 26 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 553kcal
Author Tanya


  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 8 oz mushrooms chopped
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 cups Arborio rice
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup grated parmesan
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • Fresh parsley for garnish
  • Fresh cracked black pepper


  • Select “Sauté” on your pressure cooker. Once the display reads “HOT” add butter and melt. Add onions, mushrooms, and garlic and stir until softened, around 8-10 minutes. Add rice and stir until rice is coated.
  • Add chicken broth and salt. Press “Cancel” on the Pressure Cooker. Cover the Pressure Cooker with the lid, ensuring that the valve is set to “Seal”. Cook on High pressure for 6 minutes.
  • Once the 6 minute cook time is complete, quick release the pressure by moving the valve to “Vent”
  • Once all the pressure is released, open the lid and stir the risotto. Add Parmesan cheese and lemon juice and stir. Top with parsley and fresh cracked black pepper. Enjoy 🙂



Calories: 553kcal | Carbohydrates: 86g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 1449mg | Potassium: 500mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 465IU | Vitamin C: 22.3mg | Calcium: 169mg | Iron: 5.1mg
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