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🌱 Instant Pot Vegan Risotto Recipe

Try our delicious and easy Instant Pot Vegan Risotto recipe. Made with Arborio rice, vegetables, and flavorful spices, it's a creamy and flavorful dish that's perfect for any meal.

Instant Pot Vegan Risotto

You will need:

  • Arborio rice1 cup Arborio rice
  • olive oil2 tablespoons olive oil
  • diced onion1 small onion, diced
  • minced garlic3 cloves garlic, minced
  • white wine1/2 cup white wine
  • vegetable broth2 1/2 cups vegetable broth
  • frozen peas1 cup frozen peas
  • sliced mushrooms1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • nutritional yeast1/2 cup nutritional yeast
  • salt and pepperSalt and pepper to taste


  1. Turn on the Instant Pot and select the 'Sauté' function.
  2. Add the olive oil, diced onion, and minced garlic to the pot. Sauté until the onion is translucent.
  3. Add the Arborio rice to the pot and stir well to coat the grains in oil.
  4. Pour in the white wine and stir until it is absorbed by the rice.
  5. Add the vegetable broth, frozen peas, and sliced mushrooms. Stir to combine.
  6. Secure the lid on the Instant Pot and set it to 'Manual' mode, high pressure, for 6 minutes.
  7. Once the cooking time is up, allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes, then perform a quick release.
  8. Stir in the nutritional yeast, and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  9. Serve the risotto hot, garnished with fresh herbs if desired.


This vegan risotto is creamy and flavorful, and it's incredibly easy to make in the Instant Pot. You can customize it with your favorite vegetables or herbs.

Embrace the magic of simplicity with our Instant Pot Vegan Risotto. This recipe is a testament to the fact that great taste doesn't require a long list of ingredients or hours spent in the kitchen. With its creamy texture and robust flavors, this risotto is a game-changer for those who believe that vegan meals lack depth and satisfaction.

While traditional risotto requires constant stirring and attention, this recipe leverages the convenience of an Instant Pot. It's a wonderful example of how modern cooking techniques can make classic dishes more accessible and less time-consuming. If you're a fan of one-pot meals, you'll love the ease and simplicity of this recipe. For more one-pot meal ideas, check out our FAQ on one-dish plant-based meals.

The ingredients in this recipe are simple, yet each one contributes to the overall flavor profile. The Arborio rice, with its high starch content, creates a creamy texture without the need for dairy. Olive oil adds a hint of richness, while the combination of onions, garlic, and white wine lends a savory depth. The addition of frozen peas and mushrooms not only adds color but also increases the nutritional value of the dish.

What sets this risotto apart is the use of nutritional yeast. This ingredient is a vegan staple, known for its cheesy flavor. If you're new to vegan cooking, you might be interested in our FAQ on quick and easy vegan recipes which includes other dishes that make use of this versatile ingredient.

Whether you're a seasoned vegan or just exploring plant-based meals, this Instant Pot Vegan Risotto is a must-try. It's a dish that proves vegan food can be just as hearty and satisfying as any other cuisine. For more inspiration, don't miss our collection of scrumptious vegan Instant Pot recipes.

So why wait? Gather your ingredients and let's get cooking! This Instant Pot Vegan Risotto is more than just a meal; it's a culinary adventure that's sure to delight your taste buds.