Vegan Risotto

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Vegan Risotto

This vegan instant pressure cooker risotto is a filling meal for meatless Monday or any weeknight when you need an easy dinner because it only takes 5 minutes of active time.


Robin Means of Vegan Dollhouse
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Robin Means of Vegan Dollhouse

Robin has spent the last 6 years developing recipes for When she’s not making cute food and blogging, Robin spends her time crafting, sewing, live streaming, podcasting, and organizing and attending tea parties. As a longtime vegan (20 years and counting), she loves all animals, especially her rescue doggo, Macchiato.
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Serves 2-4 Easy


  • Add a can of Amy’s Split Pea Soup and all of the spices to the instant pressure cooker: salt, cumin, turmeric, garlic powder (optional), onion powder (optional) and black pepper.  
  • Fill the empty soup can almost to the top with water and pour that into the instant pressure cooker. Or measure out 1 ½ cups or 375ml of water and pour that into the instant pressure cooker. 
  • Stir all the wet ingredients and spices together. 
  • Sprinkle 1 cup of rice over the top of the liquid. Do not stir it in.  
  • Set the instant pressure cooker to high pressure for 8 minutes. 
  • Release the pressure naturally. This means do not manually release the pressure by changing the pressure valve from the sealing to the venting position.  
  • Remove the lid after the pressure has released naturally.  
  • Stir in two-thirds of the optional chopped parsley and save a little for garnishing the risotto later. 
  • Place the lid back on, but do not lock it in place. Just set it there loosely.
  • Let the risotto rest for about 40 minutes while the remaining liquid continues to infuse the rice and the sauce thickens.  
  • Serve your creamy risotto dish and garnish with optional remaining parsley. 

Pro tip

To reheat leftover risotto, add a few tablespoons of water while you warm it.