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Creamy Spinach and Artichoke Risotto




When we think of risotto, we think of this carefully executed dish that can take so long to make. Something that needs to be carefully watched over, carefully taken care of, and something that you cannot take your eyes off of. That’s why pressure cooking is a great hack to make the most delicious and creamy Spinach and Artichoke risotto!

With the help of Proctor Silex Simplicity Pressure Cooker, I was able to achieve the best texture for this risotto in only 15 minutes. I first used their sauté feature to soften onions in vegan butter before adding in lots of garlic, spinach, and marinated artichoke hearts. Once the mixture was soft and tender, I added in orzo pasta and mixed together. After adding in vegetable stock, that’s when all the pressure cooker magic happened. I put on the lid and let everything cook for roughly 8 minutes; a shocking time considering risotto is a tedious process. After releasing the steam, I uncovered the glorious risotto and finished it off with cashew cream and fresh parsley.

Proctor Silex Simplicity Pressure Cooker really makes anyones life so much easier. We are all so busy nowadays, and sometimes we just don’t have the time to be in the kitchen for hours. Luckily, pressure cooking can help us with that! You can steam veggies, you can saute before pressure cooking, you can keep anything you make warm, and you can still slow cook. True Slow™ technology with 2 heat settings ensures a gradual rise in temperature, for classic slow cooking results. Food doesn't overcook and slow cooker meals come out just the way you expect. Most pressure cookers on the market, heat up way too fast and will overcook your food. The pot inside is non-stick and dishwasher safe for easier clean up. We all love hearing that!

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Disclaimer: This post is sponsored; however, all my opinions are entirely my own and use my pressure cooker regularly in my kitchen!

Spinach and Artichoke Risotto

Ingredients:

2 cups orzo or arborio rice

4 cups vegetable stock

1/2 yellow onion, diced

5-6 garlic cloves, minced

2 cups spinach

1 jar marinaded artichoke hearts

2 tbsp vegan butter

2 tbsp avocado oil

2 tsp salt

1 tsp pepper

1/2 cup cashew cream (blend together 1/4 cup cashews and 1/2 cup water until smooth)

1/4 cup fresh parsley

Directions:


  1. First, chop up all veggies to prep.

  2. Plug in your Proctor Silex Simplicity Pressure Cooker, and press the sauté function. Allow the pressure cooker to warm up.

  3. Add in vegan butter, then add in chopped onions.

  4. Allow onions to saute for 3-4 minutes.

  5. Start to add in the remaining veggies, adding in the garlic last.

  6. Let this mixture saute together for roughly 2-3 minutes.

  7. Start to add in orzo or arborio rice, mix well to make sure everything is evenly combined, let saute together for 1 minute.

  8. Add in veggie stock and switch pressure cooker to the pressure cook setting. Place on lid and ensure it is tightly sealed.

  9. Set to pressure cook for 8-10 minutes.

  10. Once the timer is off, carefully switch over valve to release steam. Wait for about 1 minutes.

  11. Remove lid carefully, and pour in cashew cream and parsley.

  12. Mix well.

  13. Dish up your risotto and enjoy!

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