Instant Pot Parmesan Risotto

A no fail way to make a great Risotto side.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Sides
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4


  • Instant Pot


  • 4 Cups Low Sodium Chicken Broth Can substitute vegetable broth for vegetarian.
  • 2 TBSP Stick Butter
  • 1 Medium Yellow or Sweet Onion, Finely Chopped
  • 3 Cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 1 TBSP Fresh Thyme Leaves
  • 2 Cups Arborio Rice
  • ¼ Cup Dry White Wine
  • 1 Cup Freshly Grated Parmesan
  • Kosher Salt To Taste
  • Pepper To Taste


  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat, heat broth. 
  • Set Instant Pot to Sauté function and melt butter. Add onion and cook until soft, 5 minutes, then add garlic and thyme and cook until fragrant, 1 minute more. Add rice and stir until toasted, 2 minutes.
  • Deglaze pot with wine. Cook until most of wine is absorbed, then turn Sauté function off. 
  • Add warm broth and place lid on Instant Pot. Set to Manual, High and set time for 5 minutes.
  • Turn valve to to quick release. Remove lid and stir in Parmesan. Season with salt and pepper.
Keyword Risotto