Mushroom Risotto with Peas and Spinach

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 8 ounces cremini mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup arborio rice
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 3/4 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Set a 6-qt Instant Pot® to the high saute setting. Melt 2 tablespoons butter; add garlic and onion, and cook, stirring often, until onions have become translucent, about 3-4 minutes.
  2. Add mushrooms and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 3-4 minutes; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  3. Stir in chicken broth, rice and thyme. Select manual setting; adjust pressure to high, and set time for 6 minutes. When finished cooking, quick-release pressure according to manufacturer’s directions.
  4. Stir in spinach and remaining 2 tablespoons butter until the spinach has wilted, about 2 minutes. Stir in peas and Parmesan until heated through, about 30 seconds to 1 minute.
  5. Serve immediately.

Mushroom Risotto

  • 2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 lb. wild mushrooms, trimmed, sliced
  • Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cups arborio rice
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 4 1/2 cups vegetable or chicken stock
  • Chopped parsley and finely grated Parmesan (for serving)
  1. Set Instant Pot on medium heat or “Sauté” and pour oil into cooker insert. Add mushrooms and cook until any moisture they’ve released is evaporated and they start to brown, about 10 minutes; season with salt and pepper. Add onion, stir to combine, and cook until translucent, about 8 minutes. Add rice and stir until chalky white, about 3 minutes. Add wine and cook until mostly evaporated, about 3 minutes. Stir in stock. Lock on lid, making sure steam-release valve is in the proper sealed position. Select “Manual” and program for 5 minutes at high pressure (it will take about 10 minutes for the pressure to build before cooking automatically begins).
  2. As soon as the time has elapsed, turn off cooker, “Quick Release” the steam, and unlock lid. Stir with a wooden spoon; season with salt and pepper.
  3. Divide risotto among bowls. Top with parsley and Parmesan and serve.

White Chicken Chili

  • 2 large chicken breasts
  • 15 oz can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 15 oz can white beans drained
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 15 oz can corn with juice
  • 10 oz can Rotel diced tomatoes with green chilis with juice
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth or stock
  • 1 tsp chili powder or to taste
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 0.4 oz packet ranch dip or dressing mix*
  • 8 oz package cream cheese cut into 6 pieces

Optional Toppings and Serving Suggestions:

Instructions

  1. Place all of your ingredients into your instant pot bowl in the following order: 2 chicken breasts, drained black and white beans, chopped onion, corn with juice, tomatoes with juice, and 1/2 cup chicken broth.
  2. Add 1/2 to 1 tsp chili powder (use 1/2 tsp to make it kid friendly), 1 tsp cumin, ranch packet. Stir everything to combine, getting some of the juice under the chicken to keep it from scorching.
  3. Cut cream cheese into 6 pieces and place over the top of chili. Cover and seal with lid, switch the valve to the “sealing” position and cook for 20 min on manual high pressure. Once it is done cooking, let it naturally depressurize for 10 min then switch the valve to the “venting” position to completely release steam before opening lid.
  4. Remove the chicken breasts to a plate and shred apart with 2 forks. Stir everything together in the pot to melt the cream cheese into the chili then return the shredded chicken and stir to combine. Serve garnished with avocado and cilantro if desired.

Recipe Notes

*Ranch Dressing mixes come in differing sizes (0.4 to 1.5 oz). It should be enough to make 16 oz of dressing or dip per package instructions.