Instant Pot · Italian Food · Pressure Cooker · Rice

Parmesan mushroom risotto in Instant Pot + shrimp 

Risotto, that dish somehow scares me. Not that I don’t like it, but it is a dish that always been broadcast and finicky, hard to make, hard to get the right consistency. And that was on food network, every time I watch someone making them, the chefs always make that comment and critics. So when I heard people make risotto in Instant Pot, I wasn’t jump into it right away.  7 minutes, really? in instant pot? I personally doubted that. My friend been telling me how good it is when she made it. And I wasn’t convinced still. I have bought the Arborio rice, sitting in my pantry, staring at me every time I open the pantry. I bought the ingredients and ended up using it to make something else, over and over again. 

One day, I bought a big jumbo shrimp at a very good price and was delivered to my house, 10 lbs of them. And I have baby Bella mushroom in the fridge. So I thought heck..why not trying it. So there I went to the kitchen,  open the pantry and face my nemesis, the Arborio rice.

In the pot, 3 tablespoon butter and 2 tablespoon olive oil, 1 shallots and 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped. Saute until shallot translucent, then add a whole pack of baby bella, 3 cups Arborio rice until all covered in the butter and shallots garlic mixture. Add 1/2 cup white wine, chopped tarragon, salt and pepper cook for couple minutes. Turn the pot off. Add 6 cups chicken broth. Covered and press manual 7 minutes.

Once it beeped, QR, switch to sautee function, stir and add 2 cups broth and +/- 2 cups shredded parmesan cheese (Asiago would be good too). Stir just until cheese melted, serve warm with the shrimp. If you don’t want to use the shrimp, this is just as good..mushroom risotto.

For the shrimp, I just saute 2 tablespoon of butter with a tablespoon garlic with a little salt and pepper and add a splash of white wine towards the end.

Ohemgee, it was a perfection on a plate. My picky water actually had second then third. And it made the gave list to make for him.

NOTE: I have 2 big boys who eats a lot LOL this only left us 1 cup leftover

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