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Instant Pot Risotto with Shrimp and Asparagus

There are so many great healthy meals you can make on your truck with an Instant Pot while out on the road. We are by no means endorsing Instant Pot, but we know that ease of use and quick meals are something all truckers could find beneficial. This recipe can easily be made for one person up to 4. It’s healthy, light


  1. 2 tablespoons olive oil

  2. 9 garlic cloves, minced, divided

  3. 2 pounds uncooked shrimp (26-30 per pound), peeled and deveined

  4. 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided

  5. 1/2 cup Italian salad dressing

  6. 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed

  7. 1 small onion, finely diced

  8. 1-2/3 cups uncooked arborio rice

  9. 1 cup white wine

  10. 4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth

  11. 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese, divided

  12. Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Select saute setting on a 6-qt. electric pressure cooker. Adjust for medium heat; add oil. When oil is hot, add 3 minced garlic cloves; cook for 1 minute. Add shrimp; cook and stir until shrimp begin to turn pink about 5 minutes. Add 1 tablespoon butter and Italian salad dressing; stir until butter melts. Add asparagus; cook until tender, 3-5 minutes. Remove and keep warm.

  2. Warm the remaining 3 tablespoons butter until melted. Add diced onion; cook until tender, 4-5 minutes. Add remaining 6 minced garlic cloves; cook 1 minute. Add rice; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Stir in 1/2 cup wine; cook and stir until absorbed. Add remaining 1/2 cup wine, broth, and 1/4 cup cheese. Press cancel.

  3. Lock lid; close pressure-release valve. Adjust to pressure-cook on high for 8 minutes; quick-release pressure. Serve shrimp mixture over risotto. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup cheese.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 424 calories, 15g fat (6g saturated fat), 157mg cholesterol, 661mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 26g protein.

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