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Instant Pot Saffron Flavored Cream Cheese Risotto

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Calories 563kcal


  • 2 ½ cup Arborio rice
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp saffron threads dissolved in warm water
  • 2 onions chopped
  • 2 tbsp garlic minced
  • 5 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp pepper
  • 1/2 cup pecans coarsely chopped
  • 6 oz. soft cream cheese


  • Put olive oil, garlic and onions in the instant pot and Sauté for 3 minutes.
  • Stir the rice and wine in and cook until wine vanishes.
  • Add the vegetable broth in the instant pot and stir well.
  • Close the lid and set the Close the lid and set the instant pot to “Manual” and cook for 6 minutes at high pressure.
  • Release the pressure naturally and If it seems to be cooking still, add more broth.
  • Season with lemon juice and pepper and stir in softened cream cheese.
  • Garnish with chopped pecans and serve hot.


Calories: 563kcal