There’s no need to spend hours at the stove because this recipe for Instant Pot Mushroom Risotto is basically one and done!

Rice and mushrooms cooked in the Instant Pot with broth and herbs until creamy and tender. Stir in some parmesan cheese for an effortlessly elegant meal.

Instant Pot Mushroom Risotto in a bowl with a spoon

Instant Pot Mushroom Risotto

I have to admit, Instant Pot risotto is one of my favorite uses for the Instant Pot (along with melt in your mouth ribs).

A traditional mushroom risotto recipe needs tending to and lots of stirring while instant pot risotto is a set-it-and-forget-it kinda dish!

The results are a deliciously creamy and cheesy main course done within minutes and all with zero fuss! No need to eat out when you can stay in and eat in style!

ingredients to make Instant Pot Mushroom Risotto


RICE This recipe uses arborio rice which is a short-grain rice. As it cooks, it releases starch creating a creamy consistency. Regular white rice will not produce the same results.

CHICKEN BROTH Purchase it in a carton or make your own homemade chicken stock.

GARLIC and WINE These add flavor! If no wine is on hand, just sub extra chicken broth (but I highly recommend keeping an inexpensive bottle in the fridge for recipes, it adds great depth of flavor with little effort).

PARMESAN CHEESE is what it’s all about with risotto. Try subbing out Romano if desired.

VEGGIES  Add peas, spinach, chopped asparagus, or diced red bell peppers to the Instant Pot.

Fancy It Up: If you like truffle, it is an easy way to upscale dishes like risotto or even mashed or roasted potatoes. While it can seem a bit spendy, you can get bottles of truffle oil for as little as $12. A tiny bit goes a long way and it can literally flavor countless dishes.

mushrooms in a pot for Instant Pot Mushroom Risotto


How to Make Instant Pot Mushroom Risotto (overview)

  1. Sauté onions and mushrooms in oil in the Instant Pot.
  2. Add the Arborio and cook for a few minutes. Add wine and deglaze.
  3. Stir in broth, garlic, and seasonings. Seal lid, follow cooking instructions in the recipe below.
  4. Stir in the butter and parmesan cheese. Garnish and serve immediately.


  • Instant Pot Mushroom Risotto will last in the fridge about 4 days kept in an airtight container.
  • Refresh it by giving it a stir and you may need to add some extra broth (or cream). Pop it in the microwave or heat on the stovetop until warmed.

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Instant Pot Mushroom Risotto

Creamy & savory, this Instant Pot Mushroom Risotto is sure to be a hit with the whole family!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings
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  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 8 ounces mushrooms sliced
  • 1 cup arborio rice
  • ¼ cup white wine
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese shredded, divided


  • Heat olive oil in the Instant Pot using the saute setting.
  • Add onions and mushrooms. Cook 3-4 minutes or until mushrooms are tender.
  • Add the rice and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add white wine and scrape any brown bits off the bottom of the Instant Pot.
  • Stir in broth, garlic and seasonings. Place the lid on the Instant Pot and turn the valve to seal. Set to pressure cook on high for 5 minutes.
  • Once the cook time is off, let it sit without opening the lid for 10 minutes (natural release). After 10 minutes release any remaining pressure and open the lid.
  • Stir in butter and 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese.
  • Serve and garnish with remaining parmesan cheese.


Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. 
4.99 from 113 votes

Nutrition Information

Calories: 300 | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 706mg | Potassium: 349mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 136IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 88mg | Iron: 3mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Appetizer, Dinner, Entree, Side Dish
Cuisine American
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  1. If I double the recipe, do I need to increase the broth and wine? From the comments below, same cooking time but leave covered for a little longer.

  2. I’ve made this and we love it! Do I need to extend the cooking time if I double the recipe? Serving for guests so want to get it right!

    1. Hi Beth, other readers have doubled the recipe and it turned out great. Keep the same cooking time just let it sit for 15-20 minutes before taking the lid off the Instant Pot.

  3. This is just delicious and so fast! I make this at least twice a month. I often add veggies that I have sitting in the fridge…onion, celery etc.

  4. I made this the other night. First time using my Instant Pot in a very long time (don’t really like it).
    I followed the recipe exactly, ezcept I heated the broth prior to adding it.

    It turned out pretty good. It was more mushy than creamy and tasted like something was missing. It was good, but nothing more. I will try it again but may add a bit more liquid and some Mrs. Dash.4 stars

    1. I would love to hear what you think with a little Mrs. Dash added, Pete! If you preheated the broth you may have overcooked this recipe, as it wouldn’t have taken as long to reach temperature.

    1. You could use brown arborio rice but it’s not as common in grocery stores. This dish will not have the same texture if it’s made with regular rice.

  5. The mushroom risotto was excellent. I am not really a rice person BUT this recipe was easy and amazing. I am not going to try your other risotto recipes.5 stars

  6. Recipe turned out creamy and well seasoned. The only variation I did was to heat the chicken broth to almost boiling before adding it to the instapot. The hot broth helps the risotto to release more starch to guarantee creamy deliousness.5 stars

  7. It was pretty good but probably needed a little more liquid and cooking in the end… to make more creamier like risotto creamy…none the less it was quicker and the flavor was tasty and family loved!!!4 stars

  8. Outstanding Recipe! We made it with wild porcini mushrooms and some fresh thyme in addition to dried. Lady night we doubled the recipe for a crowd and it 2as still perfection. Thank you for this quick and easy recipe that really impresses!5 stars

  9. Ok 5 stars hands down. This dish was so delicious. So easy to make and clean up is a breeze. Thanks for the recipe.

  10. This was terrific! I made the recipe exactly as written, and I wouldn’t change a thing. My husband and I loved it! I served with salmon and grilled zucchini, and it was amazing. Thank you.5 stars

  11. This risotto has became a staple in our house! So delicious, and feels like a restaurant quality meal in the matter of minutes.

    I am planning on making it this weekend for a dinner party. Would the cook time need to increase if I am tripling the recipe?

    1. I have not tried tripling this recipe so I can’t say for sure Mackenzie. Other readers have doubled the recipe and not needed to increase the cooking time, so it may work. If you try it I would love to hear how it turns out!