This was one of those “what do we have in the house to use up” nights. We have had fresh corn sitting in the fridge for a few days and we needed to use it up before it started to turn. So after a quick google, we found this recipe. The Instant Pot always makes a delicious creamy risotto, and the addition of the fresh corn gives this recipe a neat, clean, sweet crisp that is very different [but in a good way] from other savory risottos.
Instant Pot Fresh Corn Risotto
- 3 tablespoons butter divided
- 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil divided
- 2-4 ears fresh corn kernels cut from cob
- ½ cup onion, finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 ½ cups Arborio rice
- ½ cup white wine
- 4 cups chicken broth
- ½ cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
- ½ teaspoon chopped fresh parsley optional
Turn on Instant Pot and select Saute function. Add 1 tablespoon butter and 1 tablespoon olive oil; stir until butter melts. Add corn kernels and cook, stirring occasionally, about 2 minutes. Remove corn to a bowl and set aside.
Pour remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil in theto pot. Add onion and cook for 1 minute. Add garlic and rice and stir until rice is coated with the oil mixture. Cook until rice is slightly toasted, about 2 minutes. Pour in white wine and simmer for about 30 seconds. Stir in chicken broth.
Turn off Saute function.
Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure and set the timer for 6 minutes. Should take 5 to 10 minutes to come to pressure.
Do a quick-release. Unlock and remove the lid. Add corn and remaining 2 tablespoons butter. Stir until risotto is creamy, about 1 minute. Stir in Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese until melted and well combined. Garnish with parsley.
Original recipe: https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/275142/instant-pot-fresh-corn-risotto/
There’s not much to this recipe, it’s just a pot of water and corn. I only added it on here because I can never remember if I’m supposed to boil the water then add the corn, or add the corn to the pot then bring it to a boil.
Is there a right way? Or is it all preference? Either way, the way I do it can be found below…
Easy Sweet Corn on the Cob
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 6 ears Corn on the Cob dehusked and silk removed
Fill a large pot about 3/4 full of water and bring to a boil.
Stir in sugar and lemon juice, dissolving the sugar. Bring to a boil.
Gently place ears of corn into boiling water, cover the pot, turn off the heat, and let the corn cook in the hot water until tender, about 10 minutes.
We’re currently adhering to a State of Hawaii and a City of Honolulu stay-at-home order to try to limit the spread the corona virus. That means it’s the perfect time to make a hearty soup to feed us for a few days. This Instant Pot chowder is really going to hit the spot, and it pairs deliciously with some sour dough bread toast. We stocked up on all of the ingredients we would need before the order went into effect, so we wouldn’t have to run back out needlessly to the store.
Instant Pot Potato Corn Chowder
- 4 slices Bacon diced
- 3 cloves Garlic minced
- 1 Onion diced
- 4-5 Red Potatoes
- 1 16oz bag Corn Kernels, frozen
- 4 cups Vegetable Broth chicken broth also works well
- 1 tsp Thyme dried
- 1 pinch Cayenee pepper
- Salt to taste
- Freshly ground black pepper to taste
- 3/4 cup Heavy Cream
- 3 tbsp All-purpose flour
- 3 tbsp Fresh Chives chopped, can substitute green onion
Set Instant Pot to saute. Add bacon and cook until brown and crispy, about 6-8 minutes, Transfer to a paper towel lined plate.
Add garlic and onion to the Instant Pot. Cook until onions have become transparent, stirring frequently, about 2-3 minutes.
Stir in broth, corn, bacon, potatoes, thyme, cayenne pepper, and season to taste with salt and pepper.
Set Instant Pot to High for 10 minutes, and make sure to close the valve on top. When finished, open the quick-release valve on top.
In a small bowl, whisk together the heavy cream and flour. Set aside.
Set the Instant Pot to Saute. Bring soup to a boil. Stir in the heavy cream mixture, stirring frequently, until slightly thickened, about 4-5 minutes. If it is too thick, add more broth to reach desired consistancy.
Serve ganished with chives.
Original recipe: https://damndelicious.net/2018/02/17/instant-pot-potato-corn-chowder/
This was super easy to make. It tasted fantastic, and we are looking forward to having it a few dinners. Definitely worth making if you want a hearty chowder. Some sourdough toast was the perfect thing to mop it up with.