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.


★★★★★ 2 votes

6 servings
15 Min
15 Min
Pressure Cooker/Instant Pot


  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 8 oz
    italian sausage
  • 1
    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


  1. Set the Instant Pot to SAUTE add the olive oil and the sausage breaking sausage apart as it browns.
  2. Add the peppers and onion and cook stirring occasionally until onion is opaque. Add the garlic, cook another minute.
  3. Add the rice and the wine to the sausage mixture and cook for a couple minutes, stirring often until the wine is absorbed.
  4. Now, 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.
  5. 5. 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.
  6. To 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.
  7. Serve 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

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