A friend convinced me to buy a pressure cooker to make baby food when our children were infants. Now I use it almost exclusively for making risotto. Most risottos require at least 40 minutes of hands-on effort thanks to constant stirring. A pressure cooker churns out creamy risotto without all the time at the stove. This recipe was adapted from Everyday Food.
Yield: Serves 6
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
- 1 small sweet or yellow onion, finely chopped
- 2-4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 1/2 cups Arborio rice
- 4 cups chicken broth, divided
- Salt and pepper
- 1 pound large shrimp (31 to 35), peeled and deveined
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan (2 ounces)
- 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, plus more for serving
- 3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves, plus more for serving
- In a 6-quart pressure cooker, melt 1 tablespoon butter over medium. Add onion and garlic and saute until soft, about 4 minutes. Add rice and cook, stirring, 1 minute.
- Add 3 cups broth and season with salt. Secure lid. Bring to high pressure over medium-high heat. Reduce heat and cook until rice is tender, about 10 minutes (adjust heat to maintain pressure).
- Remove from heat, vent pressure, and remove lid. Stir in remaining 1 cup broth and shrimp and cook over medium until shrimp are opaque, 3 to 5 minutes.
- Stir in Parmesan, herbs, and remaining tablespoon butter (optional). Serve topped with additional herbs.