I love the idea of risotto and have long considered making my own – but the very idea of stirring constantly and adding more liquid for close to an hour just doesn’t work for a weeknight side dish for my busy family. Traditional risotto is the kind of dish you order at a fancy restaurant for that reason: it’s tricky and high-maintenance.
Finding an Instant Pot recipe I could tweak was a game changer. It’s risotto made easy. Thanks to the Instant Pot, with no stirring required, I’m now free to tackle the other parts of the meal. This is one of my all-time favorite Instant Pot dishes and the one I make most often.
The tiny bits of carrot and zucchini “confetti” in this dish add a little color, but they’re so small that even picky eaters don’t mind. Throwing it all in the food processor for chopping speeds things along even more. It’s comfort food all the way!