Instant Pot Shrimp Risotto

Easy Instant Pot Risotto Recipe: Make this creamy Japanese-Italian Garlic Butter Tiger Prawn Risotto. No more mushy, gluey, or hard risotto! Plus, no need to tend the pot or stir it often.

Make this Easy Japanese-Italian Garlic Butter Instant Pot Shrimp Risotto Recipe. No more mushy, gluey, or hard risotto! You’ll love the bite of creamy, tender but firm risotto, paired with flavorful bouncy shrimps.

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Japanese-Italian Cuisine

Japanese-Italian food is a marriage between two unique cuisines that speak excellence.

Delicate . Simplicity . Attention to detail . Elegant . Perfection.

They also share the love of fresh, seasonal, & quality ingredients.

Japanese cuisine have often been creative in adding twists to cuisines from other cultures to make it uniquely Japanese.

Japanese-Italian Restaurant serving Japanese fusion spaghetti
Mentaiko Shrimp Spaghetti – Taken at our client’s Japanese-Italian restaurant.

In the post war years, Italian cuisine caught the hearts of Japanese chefs.

Fusing Japanese cooking techniques, seasonal ingredients, and flavors into well-loved Italian dishes like pasta, carpaccio, pizza, ravioli, and risotto.

Easy Instant Pot Risotto Recipe: Make this creamy Japanese-Italian Garlic Butter Tiger Prawn Risotto. No more mushy, gluey, or hard risotto! Plus, no need to tend the pot or stir it often.

We were thrilled to work with one of the Japanese-Italian restaurants backed with 40+ years of history.

What often puts us in awe is how strict they are on the execution of every dish: timing, temperature control, flavors, ingredients, aroma, and texture.

Highly influenced by their passion for food and strive for excellence, we’re sharing our very first Japanese-Italian recipe on Pressure Cook Recipes.

Get a taste of this deliciously unique cuisine with our Garlic Butter Instant Pot Shrimp Risotto!

Easy Instant Pot Tiger Prawn Risotto Recipe Ingredients

You’ll Enjoy Instant Pot Shrimp Risotto Because:

  • Easy to make – no need to tend the pot, stir it often, or worry about temperature control, when to add how much stock, what type of pot to use…
  • No more mushy, gluey, or hard risotto
  • Unique in meshing Japanese & Italian flavors & textures
  • Simple, elegant, and delicious meal
    • Rich, creamy sauce with body
    • Tender but firm to the bite risotto
    • Bouncy, buttery garlic tiger shrimps

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Tools for Instant Pot Shrimp Risotto

Cooking Tips for Instant Pot Shrimp Risotto

1. Can I substitute Chicken Stock for the Fish Stock?
We tested this recipe with Unsalted Japanese fish stock, Unsalted Korean Fish Stock, and Homemade Unsalted Chicken Stock. While all three were tasty (clearly biased 😛 ), the best tasting ones were made with Unsalted Japanese Fish Stock, with the Unsalted Korean Fish Stock ones as close seconds. Unsalted Chicken Stock will be a good substitution if Unsalted Fish Stock is not available.

2. What is a good substitution for Cooking Sake?
If you don’t have cooking sake, you can substitute with dry sherry wine or Chinese cooking wine.

3. What is the purpose of dry brining the shrimps (tiger prawns)?
It’s optional. But if you want amazing texture, try it! The shrimps (tiger prawns) will remain bouncy and firm.

Dry Brine Tiger Prawns Ingredients

4. Why don’t you peel the shrimps (prawns) beforehand?
The shell acts as a protective layer for the shrimps (tiger prawns). It helps the shrimps/prawns retain more moisture and prevents overcooking them.

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Instant Pot Shrimp Risotto

Author: Amy + Jacky
Make this Easy Japanese-Italian Garlic Butter Instant Pot Shrimp Risotto Recipe. You'll love the creamy, tender but firm risotto, with bouncy shrimps.
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Servings 4
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
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  • 0.2 oz (5g) Parmesan cheese , finely grated

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  • Optional - Dry Brine Shrimps: Thaw ½ lb (227g) frozen shrimps under cold running water for a few minutes. Dry well with paper towels. In a medium mixing bowl, mix 1/8 tsp (0.75g) baking soda and ½ tsp (3g) kosher salt with the well dried shrimps. Place in the fridge and dry brine for 30 minutes.
  • Prepare Pressure Cooker: Heat up your pressure cooker (Instant Pot: press Sauté button and Adjust once to Sauté More function) over medium high heat. Ensure your pot is as hot as it can be (Instant Pot: wait until indicator says HOT).
  • Sauté Shallots, Garlic and Shrimps: Pour in 3 tbsp (45ml) olive oil, 4 tbsp (57g) unsalted butter to the pot. Ensure to coat oil over whole bottom of the pot. Sauté minced shallots (50g) and minced garlic (10g) until soften and fragrant. Add in dry brined shrimps. Cook for about 1 minute per side until the shrimps are about 80% cooked. Remove shrimps and set aside to allow the residual heat to finish cooking them.
  • Add Rice and Season: Add 2 cups (400g) Arborio rice into the garlic butter oil. Stir until rice is evenly coated with the oil. Continue to stir the rice. After 2 – 3 minutes, the edges of the Arborio rice should become translucent, while the center remains white. Pour in 2 tsp (10ml) Japanese soy sauce and 2.5 tbsp (45g) white or yellow miso paste. Mix well with the rice.
  • Deglaze: Pour in ¾ cup (188ml) cooking sake, fully deglaze the bottom of the pot with a wooden spoon. Stir and let the sake boil for roughly a minute allowing the alcohol to evaporate.
  • Pressure Cook Risotto: Pour in 4 cups (1L) homemade fish stock. It is a good time now to make sure no rice or shallot pieces stick to the sides of the pot. Close lid and pressure cook at High Pressure for 5 minutes + Quick Release. Open the lid carefully.

    Softer Risotto: This cooking time will produce al-dente risotto. If you prefer softer risotto, add an extra minute or two on the cooking time.
  • Peel Shrimps: While the risotto is pressure cooking, peel the shrimps.
  • Optional Step: Warm serving plates in the oven (Hot serving plates will ensure the best consistency).
  • Reduce Risotto: Your pressure cooked risotto should look runny. Stir to combine with a silicone spatula to form a creamy and smooth consistency. If it is too runny, stir and cook for a few minutes longer over medium heat (Instant Pot: Press Sauté button). Add in 0.7oz (20g) Parmesan cheese and thinly sliced green onions. Mix well. Taste and season with kosher salt and black pepper.
  • Serve: Place cooked shrimps on top and serve immediately with more Parmesan cheese 🙂


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Calories: 751kcal
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main
Cuisine: Japanese-Italian
Keyword: instant pot risotto, instant pot shrimp risotto, pressure cooker risotto, pressure cooker shrimp risotto, shrimp risotto


Calories: 751kcal | Carbohydrates: 89g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 106mg | Sodium: 2093mg | Potassium: 434mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 491IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 200mg | Iron: 5mg
Easy Instant Pot Risotto Recipe: Make this creamy Japanese-Italian Garlic Butter Tiger Prawn Risotto. No more mushy, gluey, or hard risotto! Plus, no need to tend the pot or stir it often.
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