Now you are ready to start cooking! Turn your pot to sauté. In the inner pot, add the butter and chopped onions. Stirring occasionally, let the onions cook till they are softened and translucent, but not browned.Note: I have two inner pots, the stainless steel one it came with, and this ceramic coated non-stick one. I find this pot works better for rice, keeping it from sticking to the bottom and burning. If you don’t have one, no worries, just use what you hav
Add the rice and minced garlic and stir to coat. Let that cook for another minute, stirring often.
Add one cup of the broth and stir. Let simmer for 3-4 minutes, rice will start to absorb the liquid.
Add the squash, remaining 2 cups of broth, cheese, mint, and seasonings. Stir to mix. It will be soupy at this point, that’s what we want. Turn off the sauté mode.
Put the lid on the pot, close the steam vent, and set the pot to cook on high pressure for 10 minutes. At the end of that time, do a natural pressure release for 10 minutes, then release the remaining pressure manually. (If you get a burn warning, open the lid and give the rice a stir, then close it up and continue.)
The rice may look wet when you open the lid, but give it a stir, gently scraping the bottom of the pot with a silicone spatula. Give it a taste, checking to see that the rice is cooked through. (If it’s still under-cooked you can close it up and let it sit to cook on warm for another few minutes.) Adjust seasoning as needed. I tend to add less salt at the beginning and a bit more at the end as needed.
Transfer to a serving platter or small bowls, and top with chopped fresh mint. Risotto will be creamy, a bit cheesy, with some sweetness from the squash. And with so much less work than traditionally cooked risotto!