Instant Pot Rice Pudding


Easy dessert you can make in your Instant Pot in no time! Eat it as is or add some fresh fruits, ice cream, chocolate or whatever you like.

Just like the tapioca pudding, this Instant Pot rice pudding is an amazing option to diversify your breakfast 🙂

How to make chocolate rice pudding?

On step 6, whisk eggs and milk with 1 tbsp cacao powder.

How to make lemon-scented Rice Pudding?

Just add 1 tsp of lemon zest into the rice during the cooking

How to make vegan rice pudding?

Remove the egg and use a full-fat coconut milk instead of plain milk. You will get the same results and a vegan-friendly dessert.

When to add cinnamon or nutmeg?

Just add it after the cooking and sprinkled on top.

Can I make it in advance?

Sure! If you prepare this Instant Pot Rice Pudding recipe in advance, just store it in the fridge until it’s time to serve.  If it becomes too thick, just add a splash of milk.

How to make Rice Pudding

Gather your ingredients:

Combine Rice and Water in Instant Pot. Cook on High Pressure for 3 minutes. Once done, wait for a natural release for 10 minutes then perform a quick pressure release.

Once done, pour in half the milk and add sugar. Whisk rest of the milk with egg.

Strain the beaten egg into the rice.

Add vanilla extract. Cook on Saute until you have creamy rice pudding.

Serve the rice pudding at room temperature.

Pressure Cooker Rice Pudding
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: milk, rice, Rice Pudding, sugar
Prep Time: 4 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup Arborio rice
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch salt
  • Pour water, rice and a pinch of salt into your Instant Pot.
  • Cook at high pressure for 3 minutes.
  • When cooking time ends, wait for a natural steam release for 10 minutes.
  • Once done, do a quick pressure release and open the lid.
  • Add 1/2 cup of milk and sugar into the pot, and stir well.
  • In a small bowl, mix another 1/2 cup of milk with whisked egg and vanilla extract to obtain a creamy texture.
  • Pour the mixture into your Instant Pot and stir well to let it combine with the rice.
  • Press “Saute” and cook for 3 minutes, until it starts to boil.
  • Take it out and let it cool at least for 20 minutes before serving.
Calories: 244kcal Carbohydrates: 48g Protein: 5g Fat: 3g Saturated Fat: 2g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 53mg Sodium: 56mg Potassium: 119mg Fiber: 1g Sugar: 28g Vitamin A: 166IU Calcium: 78mg Iron: 1mg

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17 thoughts on “Instant Pot Rice Pudding

  1. I put on high for 3 minutes, but got burn notice at 2 minutes. I immediately released pressure and stirred to keep rice from burning. Had to scrape the bottom of my 3 quart Instant with spoon to salvage my pudding. remaining recipe worked ok. still waiting for it to cool to taste. smells yummy. Know I know why you strain the egg…scrambled egg bits in my pudding!! that ok, not for company. my late night treat!

    1. Sorry about the burn notice, you have to be really careful when measuring for this recipe to make sure there’s enough water in the ratio. But I’m glad it worked out! Next time you’ll be a pro and can make it for company 🙂

    1. Short grain rice works better for rice pudding because it has more starch. Arborio, carnaroli, or sushi rice are all good options. However, long grain rice will still work in a pinch, the texture just might be a little different.

    1. You can, but since those are both long grain low-starch varieties, it will be a slightly different texture. It is better to use short-grain rice if possible.

  2. When you say cook on high pressure for 3 minutes does that mean after the pot pressures up how do you know when this has happened or could you give me a little more directions I am not instapot savvy

    1. Yes! It will be 3 minutes from the time the pot comes to pressure. It will automatically start the timer that you set once the pot comes to pressure and will beep when it’s done.

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