Instant Pot Mushroom Risotto

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In my mind, mushroom risotto is real-food comfort food! It’s warm, creamy, and filling, and an amazing side dish with almost any meal. I also have an Italian husband who always appreciates when I make an Italian dish (like my authentic pasta sauce).

Risotto is a little time consuming and labor intensive though, so it’s not always the most convenient dish to make. This Instant Pot version solves that problem, reducing both the cook time and hands-on requirement.

How to Make Mushroom Risotto in the Instant Pot

The method for making risotto in the Instant Pot is a little different from the traditional method, but the ingredients are mostly the same.

The traditional type of rice used for risotto is Arborio rice. It is available in most grocery stores and can of course be found online as well. Arborio is a short grain rice, so if you can’t find Arborio, you can always try another short grain rice. It’s actually the same rice I use for my Sicilian crab cake arancini that I make at Christmastime.

The sauté setting of the Instant Pot makes it possible to cook the onions and mushrooms before adding the rice, wine, and broth to the pot. I cook the risotto for 6 minutes at high pressure with a 3 minute natural pressure release.

A final stir to fluff the rice when it’s done cooking and a sprinkle of Parmesan and it’s done!

I usually serve this risotto as a side dish with some type of chicken, but this recipe uses the Instant Pot to cook the chicken right in the risotto. I haven’t tried it yet, but my one-pot-meal loving self is definitely considering it!

Instant Pot Mushroom Risotto Recipe

Make delicious and creamy mushroom risotto faster and with less hands-on attention in the Instant Pot.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Calories 517kcal
Author Katie Wells


5 cups



  • Turn the Instant Pot on sauté setting and add the butter and olive oil.
  • While the are melting dice the mushrooms.
  • Add the mushrooms to the Instant Pot and sauté 4 minutes until starting to brown.
  • Meanwhile, finely chop the onion.
  • Stir in the onion and sauté another 3 minutes.
  • Stir in the rice and keep stirring until it is well coated.
  • Add the wine, scraping the bottom of the pot, and simmer 2 minutes to let the alcohol in the wine cook off.
  • Add the chicken broth and simmer 1 minute.
  • Put the lid on the pressure cooker and lock it. Make sure knob is set to sealing.
  • Select high pressure, and set the timer for 6 minutes. It will take 10-15 minutes for pressure to build.
  • When the timer goes off, let the pressure manually release for 3 minutes and then carefully turn the knob to “venting” and allow pressure to release fully.
  • Remove lid and stir until creamy and combined.
  • Top with the Parmesan if desired and serve.


Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Mushroom Risotto Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 517 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 33mg11%
Sodium 682mg30%
Potassium 461mg13%
Carbohydrates 55g18%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 370IU7%
Vitamin C 2.8mg3%
Calcium 129mg13%
Iron 3.5mg19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Don’t worry if the risotto looks too liquidy when you first take off the lid. It will thicken as it cools slightly.

Still didn’t get your mushroom fix? Try these crab-stuffed mushrooms for an easy (and healthy) appetizer or snack!

Do you ever make risotto? Would you be willing to try a simpler method of making it?

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About Katie Wells

Katie Wells, CTNC, MCHC, Founder of Wellness Mama and Co-founder of Wellnesse, has a background in research, journalism, and nutrition. As a mom of six, she turned to research and took health into her own hands to find answers to her health problems. WellnessMama.com is the culmination of her thousands of hours of research and all posts are medically reviewed and verified by the Wellness Mama research team. Katie is also the author of the bestselling books The Wellness Mama Cookbook and The Wellness Mama 5-Step Lifestyle Detox.


4 responses to “Instant Pot Mushroom Risotto”

  1. Paddy Avatar

    1 star
    The instant pot is too expensive , you should list other basic cooking options.

  2. Scott Kennen Avatar
    Scott Kennen

    Can you double or triple this recipe? I have a dinner party for 20 coming up and was wondering.

  3. Allison Avatar

    5 stars
    This recipe is delicious, quick, and so easy to make! I used coconut oil instead of butter, as suggested, and fresh minced garlic instead of powdered. I also left out the white wine because I didn’t have it on hand. The whole family loved it!

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