Lemony prawn & pea pressure cooker risotto

A pressure cooker delivers the creamiest Italian rice dish without constant stirring. Lighten it up with a citrus tang

  • Prep:5 mins
    Cook:20 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 462
  • fat 7g
  • saturates 1g
  • carbs 68g
  • sugars 4g
  • fibre 5g
  • protein 27g
  • salt 2g


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 300g risotto rice
  • 1 small glass of white wine
  • 700ml hot fish stock (from a cube)
  • 400g bag raw prawns, defrosted if frozen
  • 200g frozen peas
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • zest and juice 1 lemon


  1. Heat the oil in a pressure cooker. Stir in the onions and sweat gently for 8-10 mins until soft but not coloured, stirring occasionally. Stir the rice into the onions until completely coated in the oil, then stir continuously until the rice is shiny and the edges of the grain start to look transparent.

  2. Pour in the wine and simmer until totally evaporated. Pour in the stock, close the lid and bring up to high pressure. Cook for 5 mins, then release the pressure quickly. Place the pan back on a low heat and stir through the prawns and peas. Simmer gently until the prawns change colour. The risotto should be creamy and slightly soupy.

  3. Stir through the chilli, lemon juice and remaining olive oil. Let the risotto rest for a few mins, then serve, scattering over the lemon zest.

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