Pressure cooker risotto! Whaaaaaat?!!!
Yes. And it is ready in about 15 mins!
Seriously, this dish is perfect for an intimate meal, whether you are looking for something quick for a fall date night in, or something a little different (and still quick!) for a small thanksgiving party. This dish is also versatile, and it’s perfect as an appetizer by itself in small portions, or as a side/main dish.
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Pressure Cooker Pumpkin Risotto Step by Step
I usually serve the risotto with a caramelized pumpkin garnish, which is totally optional, but also totally worth it! It’s a little more work than the risotto itself, but again, worth it!!! If you want to make it too, just preheat your oven to about 400F. Drizzle a little olive oil on the diced pumpkins. Season with salt and pepper and a little bit of thyme. Bake until pumpkins are soft. Then, when the pumpkins are baked, add them to a bowl with the melted butter and the brown sugar, and toss to coat. Then bake again to caramelize them. It’s bomb!
As for the risotto, just melt a little butter in the pressure cooker, then throw the garlic and shallots in there to sautée a few mins.
Add the risotto and cook a few minutes stirring occasionally.
Then add the shaved pumpkins, and keep sautéing!
Add the spices.
Then, add the wine and cook until it evaporates.
Now, add the stock and a couple of sprigs of thyme and close the pan. Let it cook until it gets to high pressure, then count exactly 3.5 minutes.
After 3.5 minutes, release the pressure safely (seriously, please be safe!!!) open the pan (carefully!!!).
Your risotto should look like the one in the pic below. As you can see, this is a bit more liquid than what we’d want in a risotto, so, get that pan back to the stove and keep it over medium heat. Remove the sprigs of thyme and discard them. Then add some more butter, and the cheese to the pan and keep cooking until it reduces a little more. Should be just a few more minutes.
Super Fast and Creamy Pumpkin Risotto!
Now your risotto should be all creamy and delicious!
You can serve with a little more cheese sprinkled on top and yummy! Dinner is ready!!
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