Make a perfect Instant Pot Risotto With Shrimp in your Instant Pot in less than 30 minutes from start to finish, with no stirring involved!
Why This Instant Pot Risotto With Shrimp Is So Great
- Fast. Made in less than 30 minutes with the help of your Instant Pot.
- Easy. a simple pour and cook recipe.
- Gluten-Free. Great for families with gluten allergies.
- Delicious. A recipe that will make a seafood lover out of almost anyone.
If you have an Instant Pot, you know it will save you so much time compared to cooking dishes the traditional way. This Instant Pot Shrimp Risotto recipe is one of those dishes that comes out perfect every single time in a fraction of the time of stovetop.
Risotto is not usually something you'd say was a quick meal idea, but Shrimp Risotto in the Instant Pot is truly a game-changer. Usually, Risotto needs to be babysat and stirred over and over to make sure the rice is cooked without being overcooked or undercooked.
Just follow this Shrimp Risotto recipe and it will turn out perfectly.
What Is The Secret To A Good Risotto?
Using the proper type of rice makes all of the difference in a great risotto. For this Instant Pot version, I prefer to use arborio rice. It cooks to the perfect texture. Adding in butter and a high-quality parmesan cheese makes for a rich, creamy risotto.
What You'll Need To Make This Shrimp Risotto Recipe
This is one of those Instant Pot recipes that comes together perfectly with very little effort and just a few ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen.
Here's what you'll need to make this delicious Shrimp Risotto in your Instant Pot:
How To Make Shrimp Risotto
- Melt. Melt the butter and add the rice, water, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
- Add Shrimp And Veggies. Put frozen shrimp and frozen vegetables on top. For this recipe, you will need to use frozen shrimp and vegetables. This is because it takes the rice 4 minutes to cook, and you don't want overcooked seafood and mushy veggies. This is also the reason you won't want to stir the seafood and veggies into the rice. Just lay them on top half-submerged in the water.
- Cook. Cook at High Pressure for 6 minutes, with a quick release.
- Mix. Mix, let the water absorb back into rice if needed, and serve with Parmesan cheese.
How To Make Perfect Instant Pot Arborio Rice
Arborio rice is widely praised as the best rice for a risotto, and the best way to make it has to be in the Instant Pot. It's so easy to make Instant Pot arborio rice, and it comes out perfect every time. Just follow this simple method to make perfect Arborio rice without fail:
- Add Rice. Add both the rice and the water to the inner pot of the Instant Pot.
- Cook. Cook the rice on High Pressure for 5 minutes.
- NPR. Allow the pot to Natural Pressure Release for 10 minutes.
- Serve. Serve and enjoy!
Can You Make This Shrimp Risotto On The Stovetop?
If you don't have an Instant Pot, you can make this Instant Pot Risotto With Shrimp on the stovetop. If you're making this on the stovetop, I suggest you cook the rice and when it's almost done, add the thawed shrimp and mix it for the last 3-5 minutes until they turn pink.
I mixed some frozen vegetables into mine. I'm going to try it with spinach next time.
Can You Make Shrimp Risotto With Jasmine Rice?
Why yes, you certainly can use Jasmine rice for this Shrimp Risotto recipe! Here's how:
- Use 1 cup of Jasmine rice
- Use 1 cup of water
- Cook at high pressure for 5 minutes
- Release the pressure immediately
What Goes Well With Seafood Risotto?
This Shrimp Risotto recipe is so delicious you'll be completely satisfied if it's the only thing on your table. But if you're like me, you like to serve a veggie with your main course to keep things balanced.
Here are a few of my favorite things to serve with this Instant Pot Shrimp Risotto:
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- Melt the butter and add the rice, water, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
- Put frozen shrimp and frozen vegetables on top. For this recipe, you will need to use frozen shrimp and vegetables. This is because it takes the rice 4 minutes to cook, and you don't want overcooked seafood and mushy veggies. This is also the reason you won't want to stir the seafood and veggies into the rice. Just lay them on top half submerged in the water.
- Cook at High Pressure for 6 minutes, with a quick release.
- Mix, let water absorb back into rice if needed and serve with Parmesan cheese.
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Originally Published March 7, 2017
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