Beef Risotto Pressure Cooker Recipe

Risotto is a dish of Italian origin, made by cooking rice in broth until the rice is soft and creamy and has absorbed all the liquid in the pot. With this recipe, you can make a tender and flavorful beef risotto that will be ready in 30-40 minutes. Risotto is a great comfort food. It’s rich, savory, and warm enough to ward off the scents of winter.

When cooking risotto, it is important to use an Arborio rice that has been washed but not soaked in water before adding it to the pot because this avoids clumping. The beef is braised in broth with onions, garlic, parsley, tomatoes; then it’s topped with Parmesan cheese to add flavor. Keep reading to learn how to make beef risotto pressure cooker recipe at home with no fuss.

How To Make Beef Risotto Instant Pot


Beef Risotto Pressure Cooker Recipe

Try this easy and cheesy pressure cooker beef risotto recipe. Perfect holiday dinner option for the whole family!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Main Course
Servings 8 persons


  • Pressure Cooker


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 6 slices of bacon diced
  • 1 medium-sized onion diced
  • 1 large carrot diced
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 cups risotto rice I prefer Arborio
  • ½ cup marsala
  • 5 cups beef broth divided
  • 1 can 14.5 oz diced tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon milk
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan freshly grated + extra to serve
  • Handful of fresh parsley chopped
  • A pinch of salt and pepper to taste


  • Heat the olive oil in your pressure cooker and brown the ground beef for about 4-6 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove to a plate.
  • Add bacon to the pressure cooking pot and cook until crisp. Then add onions, carrots, and garlic, sauté until tender, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Add rice and cook, stirring frequently, until rice becomes opaque, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Add the marsala and cook 2 minutes. Pour in 4 cups beef broth, tomatoes, tomato paste, milk, bay leaves, and cooked ground beef. Cover and lock lid in place. Select High Pressure and set 6 minutes timer. After 6 minutes, turn off the pressure cooker and use a quick pressure release.
  • Select Simmer and stir in remaining 1 cup of beef broth. Cook uncovered, stirring occasionally for 2-3 minutes until most of the broth is absorbed and the rice is creamy.
  • Stir in grated Parmesan and chopped parsley. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve hot with extra Parmesan on top.

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FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

  • How Long Does It Take To Cook Beef Risotto In The Instant Pot?

    Cooking time depends on the type of risotto you want to make. This recipe takes about 20 minutes of prep and 20-30 minutes of cooking time.

  • How To Make Easy Beef Risotto In Pressure Cooker?

    Beef and risotto are natural partners, and they pair beautifully together because of their contrasting textures. The beef can be browned quickly with the vegetables before cooking it along with the rice. The quick-release method that the rice needs will make it al dente perfect.

  • How Many Quarts For Instant Pot Do You Need To Make Beef Risotto?

    The capacity of the pot is 7 quarts, so to make a large dish, you’ll need to use more water. Beef Risotto needs a lot of liquid to become creamy and delicious.

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