Instant Pot Parmesan Risotto

My Instant Pot is one of my favorite kitchen appliances. It makes amazing risotto. It makes effortless risotto. You can make this creamy Instant Pot Parmesan Risotto in classic rice dish quickly.

Instant Pot parmesan risotto and steak on a plate.

So first off let me say this isn’t a sponsored post, it is my love of this cooking appliance. I have had an Instant Pot for about 5 years now. I love this. I use mine weekly. The last thing I made in mine was yogurt. I will write that recipe up later, but right now, let’s talk about amazing risotto.

This risotto recipe is very easy to make. Traditional risotto is time-consuming. You have to stand over the pot and stir continually. This recipe, you will prep your ingredients, actively stir everything together for a couple of minutes, then put the lid on, and in about 15 minutes you will have risotto.

Steak and parmesan risotto on a plate.

This recipe has 1 semi-unique ingredient. You can use arborio rice, or you can use medium grain rice. Medium grain isn’t the most common rice sold at your average grocery store, but it is sold there, read the label. You will need either arborio or medium grain. I have not made this recipe for a long grain rice. Have long grain rice? (Try my rice pilaf.) Please do not use long grain rice. Either arborio or medium grain rice prepares rice with a lot of starch which makes the dish creamy.

For this recipe, I use vermouth in the recipe. You can use white wine (I would use something dry, not sweet, like a chardonnay). Julia child often substituted Vermouth for white wine. Vermouth is dry, and since it is fortified it won’t oxidize like white wine. I always keep a bottle on hand for cooking. You can find it where wine is sold. It will be near other fortified wines, so look where the sherry or marsala wine is sold.

I also use shallots in this recipe, you can use chopped white onion of you can’t find shallots. It’s up to you.

I hope you enjoy this recipe and be sure to check out my other great Instant Pot recipes.
Instant Pot Irish Stew
Instant Pot Pulled Chicken
Instant Pot Stick of Butter Rice
Instant Pot Beef Stew
Instant Pot Macaroni and Cheese

steak and parmesan risotto on a plate

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parmesan risotto and steak on a plate

Instant Pot Parmesan Risotto

You can make an amazing risotto in your instant pot. 
4.37 from 11 votes
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Instant Pot Recipes
Servings: 8
Calories: 194kcal


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped shallots, it is ok to use white onions
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/3 cups medium-grain rice or arborio rice
  • 1 cup vermouth or other dry white wine, divided use
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 2 ounces fresh Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • Place the Instant Pot on saute, add butter, when the butter has melted add shallots. Saute the shallots until they have become translucent. Add garlic and saute until the garlic becomes fragrant. Add rice, stir until the rice is coated with the melted butter. Cook rice for about 1 minute. Add half of the vermouth. Stir the vermouth in, it will be absorbed into the rice. When the vermouth has been absorbed add the remaining Vermouth and chicken broth. Add 1 ounce of Parmesan cheese and salt, stir in the cheese and salt into the liquid. Place the lid on the pressure cooker. 
  • Cook for 8 minutes on high, you can set this manually. After the rice has finished cooking you can either allow it to release naturally, or you can manually release the pressure. Before serving add the remaining cheese.


Calories: 194kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 608mg | Potassium: 112mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 145IU | Vitamin C: 6.3mg | Calcium: 98mg | Iron: 0.5mg
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About Stephanie

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. Dawn

    5 stars
    My first time using my instapot ip lux- used white onion and white wine in place .. absolutely as good as the stand over the stove for an hour recipe!! Amazing!!

  2. Margaret

    5 stars
    I just made it in my instant pot Lux Mini, and it came out quite tasty! Of course I didn’t have all the required ingredients, but I subbed cooking wine for the vermouth, and white onion instead of shallots. Next time I’ll try the prescribed stuff. Would love to add some mushrooms to the mix. Thanks so much for a delish and easy dish!

  3. Jen

    3 stars
    So, i just made this. I’m not sure if my pot never came to pressure or released super quick. I took the dog out for a minute, and it was done with no pressure to release. The texture is good, but the bottom burned, and I’m tasting too much of the wine for my liking. My friend said she’d used Marsala when making it on the stovetop, so i did that. I’ll try a different wine or maybe less next time.

    • Stephanie

      I am sorry this did not work for you. It is not unknown for these not to seal sometimes. What I do when this happens is that I do a quick evaluation. Do I need something to come to pressure, or wait for it to cook longer? What I do is either leave it alone (just cook it longer), OR I carefully remove the lid, think, is there about a cup of liquid in the pot, if no, add more liquid. If there is enough liquid in the pot I remove the lid. Then I carefully look at the silicon seal and make sure it is in the correct position, and try to see if the pot will come to pressure, sometimes the silicon ring slips.

      I am sorry your pot did not come to pressure, and your experience was bad.

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