Sausage and Rice Risotto in The Instant Pot

J. White Harris


I took a recipe I had been working on for risotto and adapted it for the Instant Pot electric pressure cooker. It really turned out delicious. I cooked the whole thing in the pressure cooker and it took much less time than it would cooking risotto in the usual way. This is a complete meal with a nice salad or it can be a nice side dish with a big meal.


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6 servings
15 Min
15 Min
Pressure Cooker


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1 Tbsp
olive oil
8 oz
italian sausage
bell pepper - chopped
1 large
sweet onion, chopped
2 clove
garlic, chopped
1 c
uncooked, aborio rice
1/3 c
dry red wine
3 c
chicken broth
1 tsp
italian seasoning
1 c
tomato sauce
1 tsp
red pepper flakes
1/4 tsp
fresh ground black pepper
1/2 c
shredded parmesan cheese

How to Make Sausage and Rice Risotto in The Instant Pot


  • 1Set the Instant Pot to SAUTE add the olive oil and the sausage breaking sausage apart as it browns.
  • 2Add the peppers and onion and cook stirring occasionally until onion is opaque. Add the garlic, cook another minute.
  • 3Add the rice and the wine to the sausage mixture and cook for a couple minutes, stirring often until the wine is absorbed.
  • 4Now, add the chicken broth, and Italian seasoning, stir to mix. Turn SAUTE off. Secure the lid on the Instant Pot. Push MANUEL and set the pressure time for 6 minutes.
  • 55. Let the cooker go into KEEP WARM mode and count 10 minutes. Then press CANCEL and twist the steam release handle on the lid to VENTING position.

    Note: If the liquid has not been fully absorbed, press SAUTE and stir until liquid is absorbed.
  • 6To this, stir in tomato sauce, Parmesan cheese, black pepper, and red pepper flakes, stir until well incorporated and tomato sauce is absorbed. Turn Instant Pot off and enjoy a delicious Sausage and Rice Risotto.
  • 7Serve this with a side salad and some garlic bread and enjoy a delicious meal.

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About Sausage and Rice Risotto in The Instant Pot

Course/Dish: Pork
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: Italian
Dietary Needs: Dairy Free, Low Sodium
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy

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