Instant Pot Saffron Prawns with Risotto

Cheesy risotto is simply flavored with delicious prawns in its rich and tasty dish.

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Instant Pot Saffron Prawns with Risotto

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 575 kcal


  • 2 cup Arborio rice soaked and drained
  • 8 large Prawns deveined
  • 2 onions chopped
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp garlic minced
  • 1 cup seafood inventory
  • 6-7 strands of saffron emulsified in water
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice and zest
  • 2 ½ cup rooster broth


  1. Put olive oil and deveined prawns in the instant pot and cook till tender and juicy.

  2. Add garlic and onions in the instant pot and Sauté for 2 minutes.

  3. Stir Arborio rice in and let it coat olive oil well.

  4. Add saffron emulsion, lemon juice and zest and seafood inventory to the Arborio rice in the instant pot.

  5. Close the lid and set the set the instant pot to “Manual” and cook for 20 minutes at high pressure.

  6. Release the pressure naturally and stir in the cheese and serve.

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