Mixed Mushroom Risotto with Fresh Thyme and Asiago Pressure Cooker Recipe

Recipe Category: Mushroom-Risotto


Mixed Mushroom Risotto With Fresh Thyme And Asiago Pressure Cooker Recipe


SERVES 2 to 3 as a main or 4 as a first course – Cooker: 5- to 7-quart – Time: 7 minutes at HIGH pressure

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ cup finely chopped shallots
  • 8 to 10 ounces mixed fresh mushrooms, such as chanterelles, shiitake (discard the stems), and/or cremini, sliced
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
  • ½ teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
  • 1 cup Arborio or Carnaroli rice
  • 1/3 cup dry white wine
  • 2¼ cups low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1/3 cup freshly grated Asiago cheese, plus extra for serving
  • 6 to 8 turns freshly ground black pepper


  1. In a 5 to 7-quart pressure cooker, heat the butter and oil together over medium-high heat until the butter melts
  2. Add the shallots and cook until softened, 1 to 2 minutes
  3. Stir in the mushrooms, 1 teaspoon of the thyme, and the salt
  4. Add the rice, stirring to coat
  5. Pour in the wine, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pot
  6. Stir in the broth
  7. Close and lock the lid
  8. If you like, place a heat diffuser on the burner and the pressure cooker on the diffuser
  9. Set the burner heat to high
  10. When the cooker reaches HIGH pressure, reduce the burner heat as low as you can and still maintain HIGH pressure
  11. Set a timer to cook for 7 minutes
  12. Remove the pot from the heat
  13. Open the cooker with the Quick Release method
  14. Be careful of the steam as you remove the lid
  15. If the rice is not sufficiently cooked or the risotto is too soupy, place the pot over medium-high heat and cook, uncovered, stirring constantly, until the desired consistency is reached, 1 to 2 minutes
  16. Stir in the remaining 1 teaspoon thyme, then the cheese and season to taste with pepper
  17. Taste, adding salt if needed
  18. Spoon out the rice with an oversized spoon to serving bowls to serve hot, with extra cheese for sprinkling on top, and the pepper grinder on the side

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