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The Easiest Risotto Recipe Ever + Mealthy Multicooker Giveaway!

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We’ve all been there, it’s been a long day and we don’t know what we’re feeding everyone for dinner. You have something you want to make, but it takes too long and you’re trying to stop the riot that will happen in the kitchen. Over the past year or so we’ve seen a huge surge in electric pressure cooker recipes, and I even have friend’s who have cookbooks filled with their own recipes and more. But despite seeing rave reviews from everyone – I never picked up one, because – how can I possibly make dinner in under 30 minutes with sides for up to 6 people and minimal work?

mealthy multi-cooker reviewEnter the Mealthy MultiPot. Mealthy sent me one of their 9 in 1 Electronic Pressure Cooker to test out. In the past, the only experience I’ve had was with a large pressure cooker on the stove top to can. Yes, I can use it to cook as well, but I’ve saved it for my canning adventures. It still needs attention, still takes some time and heats up the house. With the hot summer we’ve been having, I’m trying anything and everything to feed everyone without adding to the heat of the house – and Mealthy provided me that option!

Like pressure cookers you use on the stove, Mealthy has a pressure indicator on the top that will show you when high pressure has been reached. It also has a steam release that you simply turn to pressure or venting when you are adding a recipe to the appliance! What I noticed when making my first recipe was that the Mealthy MultiPot doesn’t have a lock on the lid – but don’t worry, if the pot is pressurized, the lid is locked on and it wont get knocked off.

What we loved about the Mealthy MultiPot – all of the cooking components are dishwasher safe (score!) that means after a quick meal, it can be cleaned up easily. The button read outs are large and easy to follow and the quick guide makes making recipes a breeze. There is a Mealthy Recipe App that can give you dinner ideas, or dessert – whatever you’re in the mood for.

Making dinner in our Mealthy MultiPot was so easy. Our first recipe attempt was a cheesy chicken pasta that took under 20 minutes from start to finish – and that started with raw chicken! Everything we’ve tried so far has come out perfectly, and dinner has already become easier. It is almost like it’s magic – and I’m not heating up the house while making dinner even on a 90 degree day!

See everything that comes in your Mealthy MultiPot here in our Unboxing Video!

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Risotto… it’s just one of those things that makes my heart skip a beat! It’s a rice dish that is cheesy and fills you up and is so good. Making it from scratch isn’t hard to do, but it does take at least 30 minutes and does require constant attention. That is until you make it in your Mealthy Multi-Pot! No more standing over that hot stove, instead it only takes a few minutes sauteing some of the ingredients, putting the rest in and letting the pressure cooker take over. From start to end, it has an active cook time of only 20 minutes, and only about five of that you have to do yourself. The rest of the time is pressurizing and cooking in the Mealthy. It’s so easy, so delicious and a recipe you’ll find yourself making over and over again!

Ingredients: 

  • 4 tablespoons butter or Olive Oil
  • pressure cooker risotto recipe1 small onion, peeled and finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 cups Arborio rice
  • 4 cups chicken or beef broth, divided
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Directions: 

Step 1:

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Place your Mealthy MultiPot on sautee and add in your butter or oil. Heat up and add in your diced onions. Saute for about 3 minutes until translucent. Add in your minced garlic and rice and cook for an additional minute until the rice begins to soak up the rest of the butter or oil in the pan.

Step 2: 

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Add in 1 cup of broth. Continue to cook on Sautee for about 2 minutes until the additional liquid is soaked into the rice mixture. Once you can move your spatula and the bottom of the pan stays clean of liquid – you’re ready to go!

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Step 3: 

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Turn off the Saute function . Add in your salt, pepper, Parmesan cheese and remaining broth. Secure the lid on your Mealthy MultiPot and set the pressure cooking time to 10 minutes. Be sure your vent on the lid is set to “pressure” and walk away.

Step 4: 

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After your Mealthy Multi-Pot reaches full pressure and the pressure gauge shows it is working, the appliance will start cooking and doing the 10 minute count down. Once the cooking time has finished, allow your Mealthy to naturally depressurize for 10 minutes, and quick release the rest. Fluff your beautiful risotto and enjoy warm! Don’t worry, your Mealthy will automatically keep it warm until you’re ready for dinner if it finishes before you’re ready. And it wont even burn it while it waits!

pressure cooker risotto recipe

The Easiest Risotto Recipe Ever + Mealthy Multicooker Giveaway!

The Easiest Risotto Recipe Ever + Mealthy Multicooker Giveaway!

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons butter or Olive Oil
  • 1 small onion, peeled and finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 cups Arborio rice
  • 4 cups chicken or beef broth, divided
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Place your Mealthy MultiPot on sautee and add in your butter or oil. Heat up and add in your diced onions. Saute for about 3 minutes until translucent. Add in your minced garlic and rice and cook for an additional minute until the rice begins to soak up the rest of the butter or oil in the pan.
  2. Add in 1 cup of broth. Continue to cook on Sautee for about 2 minutes until the additional liquid is soaked into the rice mixture. Once you can move your spatula and the bottom of the pan stays clean of liquid - you're ready to go!
  3. Turn off the Saute function . Add in your salt, pepper, Parmesan cheese and remaining broth. Secure the lid on your Mealthy MultiPot and set the pressure cooking time to 10 minutes. Be sure your vent on the lid is set to "pressure" and walk away.
  4. After your Mealthy Multi-Pot reaches full pressure and the pressure gauge shows it is working, the appliance will start cooking and doing the 10 minute count down. Once the cooking time has finished, allow your Mealthy to naturally depressurize for 10 minutes, and quick release the rest. Fluff your beautiful risotto and enjoy warm! Don't worry, your Mealthy will automatically keep it warm until you're ready for dinner if it finishes before you're ready. And it wont even burn it while it waits
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The everyday price of the Mealthy MultiPot on Amazon, which comes with extra accessories is $99.95.  You can also head over to Mealthy.com and get the same package for $94.95 with two day free shipping.

About the Mealthy MultiPot:

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We get it. You’re busy and constantly on-the-go. You need to get a delicious, fresh, and healthy dinner on the table but just don’t have the time to sit around while your dish simmers or bakes for hours. Mealthy’s got you covered.

 Built to anticipate your every cooking need, the MultiPot cooker features 9 cooking functions in one appliance. Pressure cook, slow cook, sauté, steam, bake cakes (!!), and much more, all at the touch of a button and all in one pot. Get your meals cooked and on the table up to 70% faster when using one of the 14 pressure cooking preset programs.

 You can even cook more than one dish at a time using the included steamer basket!

Did you want to win a Mealthy MultiPot? Read how you can enter to win your own below!

How Can You Win?

Enter to win with the form below. Tell us your favorite thing about the Mealthy MultiPot. Or Tell us what you’re going to make in your Mealthy if you win! If you do not do this entry – you will not win! So make sure you leave a comment and then enter using the form below!

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211 thoughts on “The Easiest Risotto Recipe Ever + Mealthy Multicooker Giveaway!

  1. I like that it features 9 cooking functions in just one appliance! I would make homemade chicken noodle soup as my first meal!

  2. This would make life SO much easier for my family of 6! I also haven’t jumped on the pressure cooker bandwagon just yet but you just made me want to!

  3. I’m excited to try any meal in this. Working 10 and 12 hour days has left me with no energy for cooking, even on my days off.

  4. I’m not sure what I’d make so I may as well start with the risotto posted above! Thanks so much for the chance!

  5. Preset settings for pressure cooking and lots of functions, sounds awesome! I’d like to try making some Asian dishes like sweet and sour pork.

  6. Oh my goodness, that risotto looks so good! Must try!! I think I would make homemade chicken and dumplings… even though it’s totally Summer.

  7. Your risotto looks delish, so I would start with that! Love, risotto, but can never get it right on the stovetop. Appreciate the chance to win!

  8. WOW i Love that there is 9 different cooking functions. I would make my famous chicken/rice veggie mix or my homemade lasagna

  9. My favorite thing is the versatility of the Mealthy MultiPot. Can’t wait to try the risotto recipe that you made!

  10. I like the facts that all components are dishwasher safe. I would try your easy risotto recipe. I have be scared to make it on my own.

  11. First thing I would make is pot roast. I love the idea of these Multi-pots. I like that instead of using the oven and heating the house up further, that I can cook a meal in one of these pots.

  12. I really want to try to make some type of vegetable soup…..never did this before. Plus, I want to make my favorite Spaghetti Sauce in here. I know its going to be even more tasty when make inside this pot.

    Thanks for the giveaway,.,….got my fingers crossed. Hope to win.

  13. Hard to believe that a chicken once took 4 hours to cook can now be prepared in 20 minutes. I would love to make a chicken barbecue.

  14. Anytime, something can save me time in the kitchen, but allow me some creativity in cooking health meals….works for me!

  15. When I am chosen as your very lucky winner and receive my prize, I look forward to cooking up some delicious BBQ Beef and another meal would be some great chili.

  16. I am going to try to make the best diced vegetable and rice dish ever!
    Add chopped vegetables, rice,soy sauce, diced meat and whalla……I can’t wait.

  17. I would use this pressure cooker for meal prep so that I can make healthy meals easy. My husband and I are trying to watch our carbs.

  18. I love that this has 9 functions! I am vegetarian & would love to make seitan with this – normally the seitan needs to steam for a longer period, but I bet it would be easier & faster with the Mealthy Multicooker!

  19. Yum! That looks so good and so fast! This has so many great features. I would say my favorite is definitely that this system is easy-touch control panel with 14 customizable preset programs.

  20. S, I just saw a recipe that I have to try, Cheesecake. who would have thought you can make that in a Mealthy MultiPot!!

  21. I like all of the different functions of the Mealthy MultiPot. I would have to think of something creative for the first meal I cook in it. I like to mix it up the first time I use something new. Maybe a seafood based soup or something.

  22. I like that it’s 9 appliances in one — I would probably use it mostly as a pressure cooker, steamer and slow cooker. First thing I would make is pot roast.

  23. My favorite thing about the Mealthy MultiPot is that you have one appliance that will do multiple tasks.

  24. i think the best thing about the MultiPot is that when it reaches 110 degrees outside (normal at our house) I don’t have to turn on the stove or oven

  25. I like that all of the cooking components are dishwasher safe. Many small appliances don’t have this feature which makes it harder to clean up.

  26. I love that they’re are so many different options of cooking it really is a multipot. I love that they’re so many recipes. I would cook my famous lasagna or brown bean soup

  27. I’d like to use this pressure cooker to make a pot roast with potatoes and carrots. My kids would really gobble it up!

  28. I love that this pot has a saute option, it makes browning meat so much easier if you can do it and pressure cook all in one pot.

  29. I want to make chili and clam chowder when I win. I like that my wife can have a healthy meal after working all day and not spend hours in the kitchen.

  30. I will be making some shredded bbq or general tao’s chicken first! Thanks for the chance to win this great prize!

  31. I would first make beef roast and potatoes in the Mealthy MultiPot. This is an item on my wish list because some of my friends have one and love it!

  32. love how you can do different things with it all in one pot. I would make my black beans and pork recipe the family loves it.

  33. I used a pressure cooker for 3 years and would never make a soup any other way, it keeps the vitamins in the soup, as well as the amazing flavors you choose to add.

  34. I use my old crockpot all the time so this would be a great step up. I would make my family recipe of BBQ pork first.

  35. My favorite thing about the MultiPot is that it’s so versatile and does the work of several different appliances!

  36. This looks like a great pot to cook in. You can pressure cook, slow cook, sauté, steam, or bake cakes, and much more, all at the touch of a button and all in one pot!

  37. I want this because it would allow me to cook in various methods including pressure cooker, which I don’t currently have.

  38. I would love to use this pressure cooker for soups in the fall. I would enjoy having this in my kitchen.

  39. i know its not really the season for it but i am obsessed with chicken corn chowder so i would make that.

  40. I am going to make my favorite meal Corned Beef and Cabbage. I love the functions of this appliance! It sounds amazing and this review has me sold!

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