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Best Instant Pot Rice Pudding Recipe

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Satisfy your sweet cravings with our Instant Pot Rice Pudding! Quick, creamy, and comforting, this dessert is a crowd-pleaser. Get ready for spoonfuls of warmth and sweetness in every bite!

With this creamy rice pudding recipe, the sky is the limit!

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Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Comfort in a Bowl: This Instant Pot rice pudding recipe offers a warm, creamy dessert delight.
  • Effortless Cooking: With the Instant Pot, get perfect consistency every time, hassle-free.
  • Customizable: Add your favorite toppings like cinnamon, nuts, or berries for a personal touch.

Recipe Ingredients

This rice pudding recipe uses condensed milk. The condensed milk gives the rice pudding a wonderful, rich and creamy texture, while also adding a delicious sweetness. Here are the ingredients you will need.

  • White Rice: Cooks to a creamy and tender texture, providing a comforting base for the pudding.
  • Whole Milk: Adds richness and creaminess to the pudding.
  • Water: Added to the Instant Pot along with the milk to ensure the rice cooks evenly and absorbs the liquid properly.
  • Sweetened Condensed Milk: Provides a delightful sweetness without the need for additional sugar, enhancing the overall taste and texture.
  • Sea Salt: Added to balance the sweetness of the condensed milk and other ingredients.
  • Vanilla Extract: Enhances the overall taste profile, providing a subtle sweetness and depth that complements the other ingredients.
  • Cinnamon: Adds a hint of spiciness and earthiness, elevating the flavor profile and giving the pudding a cozy and inviting taste.

How To Make Instant Pot Rice Pudding?

Here are the step-by-step instructions for making this rice pudding Instant Pot recipe.

Step One: Rinse The Rice

First, you need to place the rice in a strainer, or mesh colander. Make sure you rinse well allowing the cold water to run over it for about a minute.

Drain, and add rice to the Instant Pot.

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Step Two: Add Milk To Instant Pot

Add the cold milk, water, salt, and a hint of cinnamon, and stir well.

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Step Three: Pressure Cook Rice Pudding

Place the lid on the Instant Pot, and make sure the pressure valve is set to ‘SEALING’. Set the Instant Pot to pressure cook on high pressure for 20 minutes.

Step Four: Naturally Release Pressure

Once the rice pudding mixture has cooked the Instant Pot will beep. Allow your pressure cooker to natural release for 15 minutes.

Next carefully turn the pressure valve to ‘VENTING’, and make sure all the remaining pressure is released before removing the Instant Pot lid.

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Step Five: Add Condensed Milk And Vanilla

Add the sweetened condensed milk and vanilla to the cooked rice and stir until blended.

Step Six: Serve

Serve rice pudding warm in dessert bowls. If you don’t wish to serve hot then chill the rice pudding and serve cold later.

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Cooking Tips

  • Stirring is Key: While cooking rice pudding in the Instant Pot, stir the mixture well before sealing the lid. This helps distribute the ingredients evenly, preventing the rice from sticking to the bottom and ensuring a consistent, creamy texture.
  • Natural Release for Creaminess: After the cooking cycle completes, allow for a natural pressure release for about 10-15 minutes before manually releasing any remaining pressure. This gradual depressurization contributes to a creamier rice pudding by letting the grains absorb more liquid during the final cooking stages.

Storage & Reheating Instructions

  • Fridge: Keep Instant Pot Rice Pudding fresh for up to four days in the refrigerator; cool completely before airtight storage.
  • Freeze: Extend freshness by freezing for three months; thaw before reheating to preserve flavors.
  • Reheat: Rediscover creamy perfection by reheating, adding a splash of milk for desired consistency. Enjoy another round of delightful sweetness!

What To Serve With This Recipe?

Here are some great toppings to serve with your rice pudding:

  • Cinnamon Sugar: Add cinnamon sugar or a cinnamon stick for a classic touch of warmth and sweetness.
  • Fresh Fruit: Vibrant slices of strawberries or raspberries for a burst of freshness.
  • Toasted Coconut: Crispy, toasted coconut flakes for a tropical twist.
  • Chopped Nuts: Almonds, walnuts, or pecans for added crunch and nutty flavor.
  • Caramel Drizzle: A luscious swirl of warm caramel for indulgent sweetness.
  • Whipped Cream: Fluffy and creamy whipped cream to elevate the richness.

FAQ’S

Do You Eat Rice Pudding Hot or Cold?

Instant Pot rice pudding can be enjoyed hot or at room temperature. If you prefer chilled rice pudding simply allow your pressure cooker rice pudding to cool completely and chill in the fridge before serving.

What Kind of Rice Is Best For Rice Pudding?

Short-grain rice is the best to use when making rice pudding as it becomes very creamy and sticky. You can also use long-grain rice, but the pudding will not be as creamy.

Can I Use Other Types of Rice in Rice Pudding?

Yes, you can use different types of rice. You can try Jasmine rice, arborio rice, basmati rice, sushi rice and even brown rice. However, the pudding will not be as creamy.

How to Thicken Rice Pudding

If you want to thicken your Instant Pot rice pudding, simply allow it to cool completely. You can also add extra condensed milk or even cornstarch mixed with water and stirred into the Instant Pot mixture.

Just be sure to bring the liquid temperature up to at least 160 degrees before adding any thickening agents.

Is Rice Pudding the Same as Arroz Con Leche?

No, rice pudding and arroz con leche are not the same. Arroz con leche is a Spanish-style dessert made from rice, milk, sugar, and cinnamon.

Rice pudding is typically made with cooked rice mixed with milk or cream, brown sugar, and other flavorings like vanilla or nutmeg.

Can I Slow Cook Rice Pudding in the Instant Pot?

Yes, you can use the slow cooker function on your Instant Pot to slow cook the rice pudding.

This easy dessert (Instant Pot Rice Pudding) is sure to be a family favorite dessert. It’s one of those delicious recipes you can whip up super fast and is the best easy rice pudding recipe I’ve made.

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The Best Instant Pot Rice Pudding Recipe

Yield: 4-6
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

You may try this Instant Pot Rice Pudding Recipe if you want to serve a delicious and healthy dessert to your family.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups of white rice – rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups of milk – (whole, soy, almond, your favourite)
  • 1 1/2 cups of water
  • 1 can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon

Instructions

  1. First, you need to place the rice in a strainer, or mesh colander. Make sure you rinse well allowing the cold water to run over it for about a minute.
  2. Drain, and add rice to the Instant Pot.
  3. Add the cold milk, water, salt, and a hint of cinnamon, and stir well.
  4. Place the lid on the Instant Pot, and make sure the pressure valve is set to ‘SEALING’. Set the Instant Pot to pressure cook on high pressure for 20 minutes.
  5. Once the rice pudding mixture has cooked the Instant Pot will beep. Allow your pressure cooker to natural release for 15 minutes.
  6. Next carefully turn the pressure valve to ‘VENTING’, and make sure all the remaining pressure is released before removing the Instant Pot lid.
  7. Add the sweetened condensed milk and vanilla to the cooked rice and stir until blended.
  8. Serve warm in dessert bowls. If you don't wish to serve hot then chill the rice pudding and serve cold later.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 161Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 338mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 1gSugar: 12gProtein: 6g

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40 Comments

    1. I’m not sure…I haven’t tried it in a ninja foodie but it should come out the same in any electric pressure cooker.

    1. For this specific recipe i would not recommend that as you’d end up with far too much liquid in the pot and it may overflow.

      1. I did try that with mine , making a double at same time and it did overflow . So def better to do just as her recipe one at a time .

  1. What grain of rice do you recommend? Short grain, long grain, arborio? Thanks – looks delicious. Can’t wait to try this recipe.

  2. Mine got too thick…not creamy like yours looks like. When the 20 min is up…mine goes to “keep warm”…should I cancel that while it’s doing a natural release?

      1. Yes, if you prefer a thinner rice pudding feel free to do so. It depends on preference. We like our rice pudding at this consistency.

  3. You know, I don’t think we’ve ever had rice pudding before. We’ll have to try it out. I bet we’ll love it.

  4. I have to admit I can’t remember the last time I had rice pudding definitely a pudding I love!

  5. The Instant Pot has so many great uses. This sounds delicious. I have never made our own rice pudding.

  6. Yum! This Instant Pot Rice Pudding looks absolutely mouthwatering! My wife will surely love to have this.

  7. That sounds like a great way to make rice pudding. I’ve not made it in ages but we do love it.

  8. I’ve had rice pudding before, but I have never tried preparing it myself. I will have to try your recipe soon.

  9. Oh so yummy 😍 I love rice pudding so much ❤️ I can’t wait to give your recipe a try!

  10. Just made your Recipe for rice pudding. It turned out perfectly. We had a sample as soon as it was done and looking forward to the chilled version tonight. Hopefully the sweetness will be a perfect end to our spicy shrimp and grits.

    1. Don’t worry. You don’t have to miss out on making oatmeal or other porridge recipes in your Instant Pot doesn’t have this button. Most recipes use manual (or pressure cooking) in the cooking instructions anyway.

      Double-check the recipe you’re preparing for additional instructions on time and ingredients to help you have a great finished dish. Also, if you are using manual cooking, you will need to figure out your cooking times.

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