Instant Pot Carrot-Saffron Risotto

Instant Pot Carrot-Saffron Risotto

An electric pressure cooker is so worth the precious counter space it takes up. Not only does food cook in a fraction of the time, but the results are rich and flavorful. Use this recipe as a guide, and sub out whatever vegetables and flavorings you have on hand. Zucchini and mint, mushrooms and thyme, or shredded butternut squash and rosemary would all be lovely in place of the carrots and saffron.
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Set the electric pressure cooker to sauté and melt 3 tablespoons butter. Add the onion and cook, stirring until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the carrots and cook until just beginning to soften, about 4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Step 2

    Stir in the arborio rice and cook until lightly toasted, about 2 minutes. Add the wine and cook, stirring, until it has evaporated, about 4 minutes.
  3. Step 3

    Stir in the broth and saffron, cover, and set the electric pressure cooker for 5 minutes on high pressure. It will take a couple of minutes for it to come to pressure.
  4. Step 4

    When the 5 minutes is up, immediately release the pressure. Carefully open the lid, stir in the cheese and remaining 1 tablespoon butter. Season the risotto to taste with salt and pepper, then serve topped with extra cheese.