Farro Risotto Primavera with Goat Cheese Pressure Cooker Recipe

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Farro Risotto Primavera With Goat Cheese Pressure Cooker Recipe


SERVES 4 as a main or 6 as a first course – Cooker: 5- to 7-quart – Time: 8 minutes at HIGH pressure

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup finely chopped white onion or leek
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ½ cup finely diced zucchini
  • ½ cup very small cauliflower florets
  • 2 ounces cremini mushrooms, quartered
  • ¼ cup minced carrot
  • ¼ cup minced celery
  • 1¼ cups semi-pearled farro (labeled farro semiperlato), rinsed and drained
  • ½ cup dry white wine or vermouth
  • 3½ cups vegetable or low-sodium chicken broth
  • 4 ounces fresh goat cheese, cut into small pieces
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh flatleaf parsley
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  • grated lemon zest, for garnish.
  • freshly grated Parmesan cheese, for serving (optional).


  1. In a 5- to 7-quart pressure cooker, heat the oil over medium-high heat
  2. Add the onion, garlic, zucchini, cauliflower, mushrooms, carrot, and celery and cook, stirring a few times, until softened, 2 to 3 minutes
  3. Add the farro and cook 1 minute, stirring constantly, until the grains are evenly coated with the butter and fragrant
  4. Add the wine and stir until it is absorbed
  5. Add the broth
  6. Close and lock the lid
  7. Set the burner heat to high
  8. When the cooker reaches HIGH pressure, reduce the burner heat as low as you can and still maintain HIGH pressure
  9. Set a timer to cook for 8 minutes
  10. Remove the pot from the heat
  11. Open the cooker with the Quick Release method
  12. Be careful of the steam as you remove the lid
  13. Stir in the goat cheese, butter, and parsley
  14. Cook, uncovered, over medium heat a few minutes to melt the cheese
  15. Stir and taste for salt and pepper
  16. The finished farrotto should be slightly runny as it will continue to thicken as it sits on the plate
  17. Spoon out into serving bowls and garnish with a little sprinkling of lemon zest
  18. If you want more cheese, sprinkle with Parmesan

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