A super simple, yet stunningly beautiful and delicious Pesto Risotto made with arborio rice. This versatile side or main dish recipe is vegan and can be made in an Instant Pot pressure cooker or on the stovetop.
When the Instant Pot is finished cooking, carefully quick release the pressure. Fluff the risotto with a fork.
Gently fold in prepared pesto.
Serve and enjoy!
In a large pot bring the vegetable broth or water to a low simmer.
Meanwhile in a large skillet or pot, heat oil over medium heat. Add rice and saute for 2 minutes.
Add a ladle of hot broth/water to the sauteed rice. Let sit until the broth is mostly absorbed. Repeat with remaining broth, using only a ladle a time until the all the broth is absorbed. The risotto should have a creamy consistency when finished. If it's too dry, add more broth; if it's too wet, let it cook longer until absorbed.