This simple and new take on your favorite Italian-inspired dish uses Mahatma® White Rice reduced in white wine and chicken broth with Prosciutto, green peas, white pepper and fresh basil.
In a rice cooker or instant pot, add the rice, butter, onions, prosciutto, wine, and broth. Stir the ingredients together. Cover and cook until rice cooker shuts off.
Carefully remove the cover allowing the steam to escape. Let sit a moment.
Add the cream, cheese, white pepper and peas into the rice cooker and stir gently until well combined and heated through.
Serve in bowls topped with fresh basil.
Substitute one-half cup of chopped or diced ham for the prosciutto.
Never cooked a risotto recipe in your rice cooker or Instant pot before? There’s a first time for everything and this recipe will show you how step by step.
No matter how it is prepared, the secret to any good risotto is using quality ingredients. While risotto often calls for Arborio Medium Grain Rice, this recipe uses our Organic White Rice or White Rice. These fluffy grains absorb all the flavor from the liquids: savory broth, velvety cream, crisp white wine, and creamy butter. When blended with cheese, the starches from the grains will give your dish a nice and creamy texture without being too mushy.
The recipe also uses Italian ingredients like Prosciutto and Parmesan alongside green peas and other vegetables giving it a signature Italian taste.
If you don’t have a rice cooker and you’re interested in trying this recipe the old fashioned way, use our guide to help you prepare a perfect risotto in a skillet.
If you’re scratching your head over what white pepper is, it’s no mistake. Similar to black pepper, it comes from the pepper plant but white pepper tends to have a milder taste than black pepper.
Find more recipe tips like these in our Cooking section, along with other iconic recipes such as a Mexican rice casserole, Spanish paella, or tacos dorados.