Vegan Pumpkin Risotto Instant Pot. Easy Pumpkin Risotto with Wild Rice Brown Rice Blend and Mushrooms. Make it in an Instant Pot pressure cooker or Saucepan. 30 Mins. #Vegan #Glutenfree #soyfree #Recipe #VeganRicha
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Vegan Pumpkin Risotto Instant Pot

Vegan Pumpkin Risotto Instant Pot. Easy Pumpkin Risotto with Wild Rice Brown Rice Blend and Mushrooms. Make it in an Instant Pot pressure cooker or Saucepan. 30 Mins. Vegan Glutenfree soyfree Recipe, Oil-free option

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: instant pot pumpkin risotto, pumpkin and mushrorom risotto, vegan butternut squash risotto
Servings: 4
Calories: 275.36kcal
Author: Vegan Richa


  • 2 tsp oil or 1/4 cup broth
  • 1/2 white onion chopped
  • 4 cloves of garlic chopped
  • 10 oz sliced mushrooms , white, cremini, portabella or mixed
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh sage
  • 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon , optional
  • 1/4 tsp white pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt less or more depending on if you use water or unsalted/salted broth
  • 1/3 cup white wine (or omit)
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree , see notes for alternatives
  • 2 1/4 cups water or veggie broth or mushroom broth , add some dried mushroom mix powder for additional flavor
  • 1 cup wild rice brown rice blend
  • 1/4 cup non dairy cream or cashew milk
  • vegan butter , vegan parm, fresh sage for garnish

Roasted Pumpkin/Butternut/Sweet Potato

  • 16 oz cubed pumpkin ,butternut squash, winter squash or sweet potato
  • 2 tsp oil or aquafaba for oil-free
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp dried rosemary or 1 tbsp fresh
  • black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder


  • Select Saute on the Instant Pot. Once hot, add oil or broth. Add onion, garlic and a good pinch of salt and mix and cook for 2 mins.
  • Add the mushrooms and mix in. Cook for 3 mins. Add the herbs and white pepper and mix in. Add wine and continue to cook for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add salt, pumpkin puree/mash, water or broth, and mix well. Add the rice and mix in.
  • Cancel saute, close the lid, and Pressure cook for 23 mins(high pressure). For Arborio rice, use 2 cups broth and pressure cook for 6 mins.
  • Let the pressure release naturally. Open the lid, Add in cashew milk or non dairy cream and mix in. Taste and adjust salt and flavor if needed. Add some extra virgin olive oil and vegan parmesan or nutritional yeast.
  • Serve garnished with fresh or crisped(in oil) sage and a good dash of black pepper with roasted butternut, pumpkin or sweet potato. Serve with a side salad, garlic bread and other sides.
  • Roasted Squash: Toss the cubed pumpkin, butternut squash or sweet potato with oil. Then sprinkle in the herbs and spices. Toss well to coat. Spread on parchment lined baking sheet and bake at 400 deg F (205 C) for 30 mins or until tender to preference.
  • Stove top: Follow steps 1,2,3 in a large saucepan over medium heat. Reserve half of the mushrooms to mix in later. Add salt, pumpkin, 4 cups broth and mix in. Bring to a boil. Add the wild rice blend and mix in. Cook partially covered for  50 mins or until rice is cooked through. Taste and adjust, Take off heat. Stir in cashew milk, vegan parm. Garnish with the reserved mushrooms and roasted squash.


Pumpkin puree/Mash: You can use a mash of roasted pumpkin or butter nut or other winter squash. Or just add cubed pumpkin or butternut squash. The squash will disintegrate when you mix the risotto after it has cooked


Calories: 275.36kcal | Carbohydrates: 48.71g | Protein: 10.43g | Fat: 6.56g | Saturated Fat: 0.87g | Sodium: 601.82mg | Potassium: 937.12mg | Fiber: 5.8g | Sugar: 9.44g | Vitamin A: 16832.33IU | Vitamin C: 15.57mg | Calcium: 73.21mg | Iron: 3.22mg