This instant pot mushroom risotto is packed with a diverse array of mushrooms: shiitake, hen of the wood, and oyster mushrooms add an earthy flavor to this classic creamy dish. Plus, mushrooms have a nice meaty texture that works great with dishes like risotto. Because of the instant pot, this risotto is also ridiculously easy to make. or a budget-friendly mushroom, choose any variety of white common mushroom. Cremini and other brown tops may push the flavor a bit too rich for some palates, but if rich and mushroomy is to your fancy, here’s the dish for you! This instant pot mushroom risotto is a great dinner that will make you feel a little fancy without hurting your wallet. Try it out!

Instant Pot Wild Mushroom Risotto [Vegan]

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Cooking Time



  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, peeled and diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 cups Arborio rice
  • 6 cups vegetable broth, divided
  • 2 cups chopped assorted mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon vegan margarine
  • Pinch salt
  • Pinch freshly ground black pepper 


  1. Press the Sauté button on the Instant Pot™ and add the olive oil. Add the onion and sauté until just soft, about 3 minutes. Add the garlic and sauté an additional 30 seconds. Add the rice and sauté 4 minutes or until the rice becomes opaque.
  2. Add 5 cups vegetable broth to the pot. Lock the lid into place, press the Manual button, and adjust timer to 6 minutes. When the timer beeps, quick-release pressure until float valve drops and then unlock lid.
  3. Press the Sauté button on the pot and stir in the remaining broth and the mushrooms. Let the risotto simmer until the liquid is absorbed, about 5 minutes.
  4. Add the margarine to the risotto and season with salt and pepper just before serving.


The technique used to make risotto results in a creamy consistency without the use of milk or soy milk. Instead, the creaminess is achieved by gradually adding broth to rice while stirring.

Nutritional Information

Per Serving: Calories: 297 | Carbs: 54g | Fat: 4g | Protein: 5g | Sodium: 119mg | Sugar: 3g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.


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