Instant Pot Risotto with Pan Seared Scallops

Pan fried scallops are juicy to the core and give a pleasing flavour when served with pressure cooked risotto.

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Instant Pot Risotto with Pan Seared Scallops

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Arborio rice, Risotto with Pan Seared Scallops
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 317 kcal


  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup chopped garlic
  • 1/3 cup onion chopped
  • cups arborio rice
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • cup hot vegetable broth
  • 1 cup pan seared scallops crisp and brown
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  1. Select “Sauté” function on the Instant Pot pressure cooker.

  2. Add oil, garlic and onion to its cooking pot. Sauté until soft.

  3. Stir in rice and wine. Cook until well absorbed.

  4. Pour in vegetable broth.

  5. Secure the lid and cook on “Manual” function for 5 minutes at high pressure.

  6. Release the pressure completely then remove the lid.

  7. Serve warm with seared scallops.

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