15 Minute Pressure Cooker Risotto Milanese

Risotto Milanese is already divine, but making it in 15 minutes makes it godly!!! This 15 Minute Pressure Cooker Risotto Milanese is perfect as a side dish letting you focus on another aspect of a meal, and it’s great as a main dish as well! Super simple and easy!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 to 6
Author Michelle


  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 cups arborio rice
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 4 cups low sodium vegetable or chicken stock divided
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. saffron threads
  • 1/2 cup parmesan grated


  1. In a pressure cooker, select sauté on medium heat and preheat the cooking bowl. Add olive oil, butter and onion and cook until translucent, about 3 minutes.
  2. Warm 3 cups of stock in a heat safe bowl in the microwave.
  3. Add garlic and rice to the cooking bowl, and cook stirring constantly until the rice gets a bit translucent, about 2 minutes.
  4. Add wine and let it simmer until reduced by half, about 1 minute.
  5. Add stock, salt and saffron, select pressure cook and set to low pressure (6.0 psi) for 5 to 6 minutes depending on how you like your risotto (5 a bit of crunch, 6 cooked through) and a pressure release of auto quick.
  6. When the pressure is released, add 1/2 to 1 cup of stock depending on preference for consistency, and stir in parmesan cheese.
  7. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

I love it as a side where it can serve about 6 people and as a main which can serve 3 to 4 depending on how hungry you are.

I actually like risotto the next day as well, so you can definitely pack it for lunch. Don't worry if you're just two people!