Risotto with Artichoke Hearts and Sun-dried Tomatoes
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 cup arborio rice
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 1/3 cup white wine
- 1/3 cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
- 2 cups water
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- 1 (13 3/4-ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained and coarsely chopped
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh thyme or 1 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme
- Salt and pepper to taste
Heat oil in Presto® pressure cooker over medium heat; add rice and stir for 2 minutes until coated and slightly translucent. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute. Combine rice, garlic, broth, wine, and tomatoes in a metal bowl which fits loosely in cooker. Cover bowl firmly with aluminum foil. Pour water into cooker. Make an aluminum foil lifter* to aid in lifting bowl into and out of the pressure cooker. Place bowl on cooking rack or steamer basket in pressure cooker. Close cover securely. Place pressure regulator on vent pipe. Cook 8 minutes at 15 pounds pressure. Let pressure drop of its own accord. Open cooker and carefully remove bowl from pressure cooker. Remove foil from bowl. Stir artichoke hearts, Parmesan cheese, and thyme into rice mixture.
Use aluminum foil to make a “lifter”. To aid in placing and removing bowls or pans in a pressure cooker, try this easy tip for making a “lifter”. Pull out a piece of aluminum foil that will fit all the way around the bowl plus about 8 inches more. It should be long enough to fit under the bottom of the bowl and to provide handles on each side for lifting. Fold the foil lengthwise until it is about 3 inches wide. The “lifter” will enable you to lower the filled bowl into the pressure cooker with ease. Gently fold down the handles during cooking. Lifting out a hot bowl will be a practically effortless.