Having spent many weeks at an Italian cookery school in London and taught passionately about how Italians cook their risottos, I was somewhat surprised in my pressure cooker recipe book, a way to cook risotto.  I’m sure Italians would have something to say, but of course I had a go and very pleasantly surprised with the results.  All the grains were evenly cooked under pressure and it was such a creamy texture, synonymous with risottos – but here there was no cream added.  Result.

As for the cooking time, if you factor in the pressure, then marginally longer, but this way you are not tied to the hob, constantly stirring, as now you can walk away and prepare other things.

lemon prawn and pea risotto
Lemon prawn & pea risotto
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A rich, creamy risotto (without the cream), the zest and juice from the lemon cuts through the creaminess and gives this dish a fresh vibrancy.
Servings
4
Prep Time
10min
Cook Time
30min+ pressure
Servings
4
Prep Time
10min
Cook Time
30min+ pressure
lemon prawn and pea risotto
Lemon prawn & pea risotto
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Rating: 0
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A rich, creamy risotto (without the cream), the zest and juice from the lemon cuts through the creaminess and gives this dish a fresh vibrancy.
Servings
4
Prep Time
10min
Cook Time
30min+ pressure
Servings
4
Prep Time
10min
Cook Time
30min+ pressure
Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. Saute the chopped onion in olive oil. The onion should become soft, but not coloured and take about 8 - 10 minutes. Then add the rice and ensure the oil coats it and the edges of the grain will start to look transparent.
  2. Pour in the wine and once fully absorbed, add the stock. Now lock the lid and bring to full pressure for 5 minutes. Now slowly release.
  3. Bring the pressure cooker back to a gentle simmer (low saute on Instant Pot). Add the prawns and peas and cook until the prawns have become a pink. Add the chilli, optional paprika lemon juice and drizzle of olive oil. Stir well and serve. Add the lemon zest and a crack of black pepper for decoration.
Recipe Notes

This recipe is using an electric pressure cooker Instant Pot but should work the same for conventional pressure cookers.  If you wish to make this recipe on the hob, then cook in the traditional way, gradually adding the stock, ladel by ladel and constantly stirring.

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Nutrition Information

Amount Per Serving
Calories 530kcal
Fat
Saturated Fat
Sodium
Carbohydrates
Fibre
Sugars
Protein
10g
2g
802mg
71g
3g
5g
32g
15%
10%
33%
24%
12%
64%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Nutrition Information

Amount Per Serving
Calories 530kcal
Fat
Saturated Fat
Sodium
Carbohydrates
Fibre
Sugars
Protein
10g
2g
802mg
71g
3g
5g
32g
15%
10%
33%
24%
12%
64%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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