Instant Pot Cheese Risotto

Arborio rice mixed with cheese and spinach with ricotta cubes, lemon slice and spinach leaves

Risotto is a nice rice recipe which can be cooked in a variety of styles.

Here spinach and goat cheese are adding some inspiring flavors to it.

Arborio rice mixed with stock and spinach with coat cheese cubes, lemon slice and spinach leaves

For this Instant Pot risotto, all you need arborio rice, spinach, and goat cheese.

Cook on high pressure for 5 minutes. When cooking time is complete, do a quick pressure release.

Add spinach, lemon, salt and pepper and saute for 3 minutes.

Top with goat cheese or Gorgonzola and serve.

Simple ingredients, but rich flavor. If you want more protein just add Instant Pot Garlic Chicken breast to this dish and enjoy a full meal.

You can also serve it as is as a light dinner.

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Arborio rice mixed with cheese and spinach with ricotta cubes, lemon slice and spinach leaves

Instant Pot Cheese Risotto

A simple and delicious risotto with spinach, goat cheese, vegetable broth and lemon juice!
4.67 from 9 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Arborio rice, spinach, Spinach & Goat Cheese Risotto
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6
Author: Corrie


  • 2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • ¾ cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 cup Arborio rice
  • cup hot vegetable broth
  • 12 ounce spinach leaves washed and stems removed
  • 2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 4 ounce soft goat cheese
  • ½ cup red wine
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
  • Salt to taste


  • Add oil, onions and garlic and sauté until soft.
  • Stir in rice and wine and cook until absorbed.
  • Pour in 3 cups of vegetable broth.
  • Cook at high pressure for 5 minutes.
  • Once done, do a quick pressure release.
  • Add spinach and cook on “Sauté” function for another 3 minutes.
  • Season with lemon juice, salt and ground pepper.
  • Top with goat cheese.
  • Serve warm and enjoy.


Calories: 311kcal Carbohydrates: 56g Protein: 6g Fat: 5g Saturated Fat: 1g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 4g Sodium: 47mg Potassium: 397mg Fiber: 3g Sugar: 1g Vitamin A: 5317IU Vitamin C: 16mg Calcium: 62mg Iron: 4mg
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16 thoughts on “Instant Pot Cheese Risotto

  1. Thanks for your recipes. I love them! Quick question (I am a new user): Usually you use only the pressure cook and saute option. Is there any difference in using the rice or any of the other options available in the IP?

    1. Thanks so much! Great question. The rice option and other options are basically just shortcuts but work the same as the pressure cook function. For example, the rice setting is typically about 12 minutes on low pressure because that works well with rice, but that can vary depending on the type of rice or what model you have may have slightly different settings. Hope that helps!

    1. With 1/2 cup of wine I would say this will probably take about 1-2 minutes. But I would try to rely on visual cues rather than time -- once the liquid is almost gone.

  2. Hello from France! A wonderful quick recipe that I made with very fresh local cheese. However, I noticed that my aborio rice was more on the al dente side and that I had maybe a little too much liquid left over. Would you recommend that next time I add a minute to the pressure cooking part of the recipe? Thanks so much!

  3. Can I use white wine or no wine at all? Can the vegetable broth be replaced with chicken broth?

    1. Yes to both-- you can definitely use white wine and chicken broth instead of veg broth. If you decide to use no wine at all, just replace it with an equal amount of broth to keep the total amount of liquid the same.

    1. In my opinion the recipe is salty and doesn't need addition salt.
      But I got your comment so I added "salt to taste" to the recipe.

    1. Surely, you can add ½-¾ cup of the cooked and chopped chicken immediately after opening the instant pot.

  4. You mentioned add wine in your directions but there NO wine listed in your ingredient list wondering what to do???

    1. I must have forgot to add it... fixed. Thank you very much for your reminder :]
      It's 1/2 cup red wine btw.

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