Instant Pot Cheesy Garlic Orzo is a rich and tasty pasta side dish made in your electric pressure cooker.
Turn on your pressure cooker's Sauté function (normal, med. heat). Add the Oil and butter.
Add the onions and cook until translucent, stirring occasionally.
Add the garlic and cook for about 30 seconds, stirring constantly.
Add the salt and broth. Stir, and let come to a simmer.
Stir in the Orzo. Then place the lid on, locking in place. Set the Steam Release Knob to Sealing position.
Cancel the sauté function.
Press the Pressure Cook/Manual button (or dial) and the + or - (or dial) to select 4 minutes.
When the cooking cycle has finished, immediately turn the Steam Release Knob to the Venting position (Quick Release). When all of the steam has vented, and the pin in the lid drops down, open the lid.
Stir in the parmesan cheese, then stir in the mozzarella.
Stir in the half and half.
Serve immediately, garnish with fresh thyme if desired.