Instant Pot Risotto with Prosciutto, Peas, and Herbs

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Making risotto in the Instant Pot is the easiest and quickest way to make it, eliminating the need to watch and stir it the entire time.

Instant Pot Risotto with Prosciutto, Peas, and Herbs
Instant Pot Risotto

Instant Pot Risotto is the fastest and easiest way to make risotto! This spring recipe is made with prosciutto, peas, and herbs for a delicious side dish and a great addition to your holiday table. You can also modify some of my other risotto recipes like Spring Asparagus Risotto, and Scallops Over Wilted Spinach Parmesan Risotto using this cooking method. See all my Instant Pot recipes here.

Instant Pot Risotto with Prosciutto

You’ll be amazed at how easy it is to make risotto in the Instant Pot. The secret to its creaminess is to stir it during the last bit of cooking after opening the Instant Pot. It lets you see and taste the exact moment the rice is perfectly cooked and creamy.

Instant Pot Risotto Ingredients

The ingredients in Instant Pot risotto are very basic, so choosing the best quality ones will give you the most delicious results.

  • Rice: Arborio rice is the best rice for risotto.
  • Cooking Liquid: The rice cooks in dry white wine and chicken broth. If you prefer to cook with no wine, just use more broth.
  • Aromatics: Shallots, garlic, fresh rosemary, salt, and black pepper boost the flavor of this dish. If you don’t have rosemary on hand, swap it with tarragon or thyme.
  • Peas: I use frozen petite green peas, but you can use the bigger size or fresh peas.
  • Cheese: I prefer Parmigiano Reggiano, which has a deeper, more complex flavor than parmesan, but either will work.
  • Prosciutto: The crispy prosciutto is very easy to do in the Instant Pot and adds flavor to the risotto. But if you want to prepare it ahead, here’s a cool shortcut: Lay the pieces on a plate and microwave for 30 to 45 seconds. Presto! Also, if you want vegetarian risotto, omit the prosciutto.

What to Serve with Instant Pot Risotto

Since this risotto is a little heavier, I would pair it with a lean protein, like chicken breast, shrimp, or pork tenderloin. If you want an extra veggie, serve some asparagus or an arugula salad on the side.

Risotto with Prosciutto

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Instant Pot Risotto with Prosciutto, Peas, and Herbs 

329 Cals 14 Protein 46.5 Carbs 8 Fats
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Yield: 4 servings
COURSE: main dish, Side Dish
CUISINE: Italian
Making risotto in the Instant Pot is the easiest and quickest way to make it, eliminating the need to watch and stir it the entire time.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 slices Prosciutto, (preferably Prosciutto di Parma)
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil, (preferably extra virgin)
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped shallots, (about 3 small)
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup Arborio rice
  • 1/3 cup dry white wine
  • 1 cup frozen green petite peas, thawed
  • 2 ounces Parmesan cheese, (preferably Parmigano Reggiano)

Instructions

  • Heat the broth in a small pot over medium heat until hot.
  • Reduce heat to maintain temperature without allowing broth to come to a boil.
  • Set Instant Pot or similar multi cooker to sauté function at high.
  • Lay prosciutto in to bottom of the pan and cook until brown and crispy, 2 minutes on each side.  Remove to a plate and set aside.
  • Reduce the heat setting to medium, add the olive oil, shallot and garlic and cook, stirring until softened, about 2 minutes.
  • Add rosemary, salt, and pepper, stirring for 30 seconds. Stir in rice, allowing the grain to become coated with the fat, and cook 1 more minute.
  • Add the wine and stir to insure any browned bits are lifted from the bottom of the pan.
    add wine to instant pot risotto
  • Add the hot broth and cover the Instant Pot with the lid and close the vent closed (sealing position). Set to pressure cook function at high for 6 minutes. Quick release the pressure (venting), open the lid.
  • Set Instant Pot function to sauté at medium.
  • Add the peas and continually stir for 2 minutes until the remaining liquid is absorbed, the peas are heated through and the rice is creamy.
  • Turn off heat and stir in the cheese.
  • Serve rice with pieces of the crispy prosciutto.
    Instant Pot Risotto

Nutrition

Serving: 2/3 cup, Calories: 329kcal, Carbohydrates: 46.5g, Protein: 14g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 3.5g, Cholesterol: 16mg, Sodium: 980mg, Fiber: 1.5g, Sugar: 4g
Keywords: easy risotto, instant pot recipes, instant pot risotto

 

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38 comments

  1. Followed the directions precisely and came out way undercooked…..

  2. We really enjoyed this! My store has been out of peas for weeks (!?) So I left them out and steamed a head of broccoli on the side. I also had shredded asiago for the cheese. It was so easy and tasty with grilled chicken sausages.

  3. This was soooo good!!!

  4. This was SO good! I’ve recently started Weight Watchers and was bummed about how many points cheese tends to be, but 2 oz of grated parm really goes a long way! Somehow this was so creamy with such minimal oil/butter. This was only my second time using an Instant Pot and it all came out perfectly – the directions were a breeze to follow. The risotto was awesome paired with the shrimp from SkinnyTaste’s Shrimp Scampi and Broccoli Orzo recipe.

  5. Delicious!  Best risotto recipe without all the stirring 

  6. How can I sub chicken for prosciutto?

  7. More Crocker pot recipes that are weight watchers I have only been on weight watchers since oct 21 I have lost over fourty pounds I like to keep but being ha capped I am not able to stand long to cook and more freezer friendly recipe I appreciate your help please and thank u

  8. Do you use the rice function on the instant pot or the manual setting?

  9. I was really nervous to make risotto in my Instant Pot as I’m still not an expert with it yet and I didn’t want to mess up dinner. This recipe walked through the steps perfectly and the risotto was delicious! I’m totally making risotto like this more often.

  10. Absolutely delicious!  The easiest risotto ever, but so creamy.  The whole family loved it!

  11. This was dinner tonight. I cooked 2 more slices of prosciutto in a separate pan and then sautéed some mushrooms. I added the mushrooms to the risotto after I stirred in the cheese. Each serving got a slice of prosciutto. Super delicious. Super easy. Will absolutely make this recipe again. 

  12. I belatedly realized I didn’t have the rice, so I made it with pearled couscous. It was still incredible. Restaurant level and done in 20 mins. I served with lemon arugula salad. I highly recommend making it!

  13. Can you use bacon instead of prosciutto?

  14. Do you think you can double this and it will still fit in the instapot?

  15. Gina, why can’t I find the WW points on your recipes lately?

  16. I doubled the recipe and it turned out great! Big hit at the house. I had been looking for an easy instant pot risotto as it can be tedious on the stove top.

  17. If I was to omit the peas, would the liquid stay the same?

  18. Too many instant pot recipes without alternative methods lined to them. I’m a slow cooker girl (Wolf slow cooker) and don’t own an instant pot. 

  19. If you don’t have an instant pot, how can you make this?

  20. Can this recipe be doubled? 

  21. I just made this for dinner and it was INSANE in a good way. I want to make it for a larger group. How would portions change for 6 people? THANKS SO MUCH!

  22. It would be great if you could leave directions for non-instant pop users. This sounds amazing but no indta-pot in our kitchen! Thanks!

  23. This is delicious and so easy. I added a little lemon juice to finish it off!

  24. Delicious and super easy! I meal prepped this today with some air fried tofu for lunches this week! Thanks for the easy risotto recipe! It’s a keeper!