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Instant Pot Rice Pudding is one of the easiest ways to make rice pudding. This easy rice pudding is loaded with plump raisins, rich cinnamon, and creamy as can be. Pressure cooker rice pudding that will tickle your tastebuds after one bite.

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Instant Pot Rice Pudding

My dad always made rice pudding growing up, it was something I looked forward to. We also ate a lot of rice and raisins for breakfast, which was always a treat.

If you are wondering how to make rice pudding, I have a super easy Instant Pot recipe below! 

Easy Rice Pudding

Top your rice pudding with whipped cream, a sprinkle of cinnamon or nutmeg, or dive right in with a spoon. This easy recipe takes no time to cook. Sip on my Instant Pot Eggnog next to this rice pudding! 

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What Type Of Rice To Use For Rice Pudding 

White long-grain rice is great for making Instant Pot rice pudding. Rinsing the rice first will help to remove excess starch, and not clump or mush up as it cooks.

Alternatives are arborio rice or medium to long grain rice. White rice is easy to cook with in the pressure cooker, and offers a mild flavor so it isn’t overpowering to the rice pudding.

Do You Quick Release Rice Pudding When Pressure Cooking 

Natural release the rice pudding for 10 minutes after the timer goes off. You will see an L010 on our Instant Pot screen.

You can then release any pressure left in your pressure cooker. When the pin drops to release the steam and un-lock the lid. 

Ways To Serve Up Rice Pudding 

  • Sprinkle with cinnamon or nutmeg
  • Top with whipped cream
  • Add in fresh berries on top
  • Add a drizzle of caramel or even chocolate sauce 
  • Sprinkle with mini chocolate chips

Do I Have To Add Raisins To This Pressure Cooker Rice Pudding 

Rice pudding tastes great with or without raisins. Feel free to leave out raisins if you are not a big fan, or add extra in if you enjoy them.

As the raisins cook they will plump up and soak up the flavor as well, which is incredible. 

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Do You Eat Rice Pudding Hot Or Cold

You can eat rice pudding hot or cold. It is all about your personal preference.

We tend to eat it warm when it is first cooked, and then toss it in the fridge for later. Then when we spoon it out once chilled, we just eat it cold. 

Now, this is a thick rice pudding recipe, so you can add in extra milk or cream to help thin it out if you need to help thin it out once it has fully chilled. 

Ingredients For Instant Pot Rice Pudding 

  • Rice 
  • Water 
  • Milk 
  • Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • Vanilla 
  • Raisins 
  • Cinnamon 
  • Salt

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How To Make Instant Pot Rice Pudding 

  1. You will start by adding your milk, water, cinnamon, salt, rinsed rice, and raisins into the Instant Pot. Stir wel, and then close the lid. 
  2. Turn to porridge setting (which is 20 minutes) and let it cook. Once it is done cooking let it naturally release for 10 minutes. Then release the rest of the pressure, and open the lid. 
  3. Stir in vanilla and condensed milk and serve, or chill for cold rice pudding. 

Want More Instant Pot Dessert Recipes To Try

  • The Best Sweet Potato Cheesecake | Rich, velvety, and thick as can be is what you get in this sweet potato cheesecake recipe. A perfect dessert any day of the week. 
  • Instant Pot Orange Cheesecake | Here is a great cheesecake recipe that is loaded with citrus flavor, tang from the cheesecake, all in one delicious recipe. 
  • Dump Cake 3 Ways | If you love that classic dump cake recipe, here you can see how to make it right in your Instant Pot 3 different ways. 

Can I Use Almond Milk In Replace Of Milk In Rice Pudding 

Feel free to use lactose-free milk, almond milk or even coconut milk in replace of the white milk in the recipe. I think any of the substitutes will cook just the same.

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Instant Pot Rice Pudding

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Instant Pot Rice Pudding is one of the easiest ways to make rice pudding. This easy rice pudding is loaded with plump raisins, rich cinnamon, and creamy as can be. Pressure cooker rice pudding that will tickle your tastebuds after one bite.  

Ingredients

  • 1 cup white rice (rinsed and drained)
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon (or 1 teaspoon if you don't want it too cinnamony)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk (14 oz)
  • 1/2 cup raisins

Instructions

  1. You will start by adding your milk, water, cinnamon, salt, rinsed rice, and raisins into the Instant Pot liner. Stir the uncooked rice pudding mixture well, and then close the lid. 
  2. Make sure your instant pot is turned to the sealing position on the knob.
  3. Turn Instant Pot to porridge setting (which is 20 minutes) and let it cook. Once it is done cooking let it naturally release for 10 minutes.
  4. Then quick release the rest of the pressure, and open the lid. 
  5. Stir in vanilla and condensed milk and serve, or chill for cold rice pudding. 
  6. This rice pudding can be a great dessert or breakfast recipe.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 servings Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 105Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 107mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 1gSugar: 8gProtein: 3g
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Pat

Sunday 12th of April 2020

As a child I hated rice pudding. I decided to try this recipe because it had condensed milk in the ingredients. This is good. I will definitely cook it again.

Kelsey

Sunday 12th of April 2020

I am so glad to hear you enjoyed it! You made my day!!

Gloria

Friday 20th of March 2020

Do you have to use the sweet condensed milk? I’m lactose intolerant and would substitute lactose free milk for the milk.

Denise

Tuesday 21st of July 2020

@Kelsey, Instead of raisins you can use golden raisins and dried cherries. They have a different flavor. Instead of adding all the sugar, use less then top with pie filling like apple or cherry. When doing this, I prefer to serve hot.

Kelsey

Friday 20th of March 2020

You could use a lactose milk if you wanted, it would take away some of the creaminess and you would want to probably add some sugar in to help sweeten it up. Then if you needed make a cornstarch slurry at the end to stir in to try and help thicken it. I can't say it for sure will all be perfect on flavor since the sweetened condensed gives it sweetness, but good luck if you try!

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