White Bean Risotto with Brown Carnaroli Pressure Cooker Recipe

Recipe Category: White-Bean


White Bean Risotto With Brown Carnaroli Pressure Cooker Recipe


SERVES 3 as a main or 6 as a first course – Cooker: 5- to 7-quart – Time: 22 minutes at HIGH pressure

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons (½ stick) butter
  • ½ cup finely chopped white onion
  • ½ fennel bulb, stalks discarded, bulb chopped
  • 1½ cups Brown Carnaroli rice
  • 3 cups reduced-sodium vegetable broth
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 (15-ounce) can white beans, such as Great Northern or navy, drained and rinsed, or 1¾ to 2 cups fresh cooked white beans
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh flatleaf parsley
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  • ½ to 1 cup freshly shaved Parmesan cheese, to taste


  1. In a 5- to 7-quart pressure cooker or 2½-quart skillet pressure cooker, heat the oil and 2 tablespoons of the butter over medium heat until the butter melts
  2. Add the onion and fennel and cook, stirring a few times, until softened, about 3 minutes
  3. Add the rice and cook 1 minute, stirring constantly, to evenly coat the grains
  4. Add the broth and water
  5. Close and lock the lid
  6. If you like, place a heat diffuser on the burner and the pressure cooker on the diffuser
  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 22 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 lemon juice, beans, parsley, the remaining 2 tablespoons butter, and pepper to taste
  14. Cook, uncovered, over medium heat a few minutes to heat the beans
  15. Taste for salt
  16. Serve the risotto in shallow serving bowls with the shaved Parmesan cheese on top and the pepper grinder on the side
  17. White Bean Risotto with Butternut Squash: Substitute 1½ cups diced peeled butternut squash for the fennel bulb
  18. Saute with the onion and proceed with the recipe

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