instant pot rice pudding

Instant pot rice pudding

By Swasthi on September 1, 2022, Comments, Jump to Recipe

Instant pot rice pudding recipe – Creamy & delicious rice pudding in just 2 steps. Rice pudding is a traditional dessert made by simmering rice in full fat milk & sugar. It is prepared in almost every region across the world with their preferred variety of rice & flavoring ingredients. So the taste of the rice pudding differs from region to region.

Instant pot rice pudding

Indian kheer, Levantine meghli & Thai coconut rice pudding are some of the traditional puddings. Some recipes use ingredients like egg, flour or even coconut milk for a unique flavor & texture.

The recipe I am sharing here uses no fancy ingredients and is made just with 4 pantry staples – Rice, milk, cinnamon & sweetener. The best part about this instant pot rice pudding is that it is prepared in just 2 steps.

Dump all the ingredients and set it to cook. There is no stirring involved as it is done for the stove top method.

You can also dump them the previous night and set it. Your flavorful delicious rice pudding is ready for your morning breakfast.

I have made this with hand pound rice & dates hence the color. You can use any rice including brown rice and any sweetener of your choice.

As I am trying to limit refined sugar I made it with dates. But the flavor of rice pudding is completely different with dates.

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How to make instant pot rice pudding

1. Rinse rice 2 to 3 times in lot of water. Drain completely and add it to the inner pot of Instant pot. Add cinnamon as well.

adding rice to instant pot to make rice pudding

2. Add sugar. I used half cup tightly packed chopped dates.

adding sweetener to make instant pot rice pudding

3. Pour milk.

pouring milk to make instant pot rice pudding

4. Secure the lid on the instant pot. Set the steam release to sealing.

Covering the ip with lid

5. Press porridge button. It is auto set or pre-set to 20 mins. The instant pot will beep after 20 mins. Wait for the pressure to release naturally. It takes about 7 to 10 mins. The float valve will drop when the instant pot has depressurized .

set the ip to porridge setting to make instant pot rice pudding.

6. Open the lid and give a good stir. Taste and add more sweetener or vanilla if desired.

creamy smooth instant pot rice pudding is ready

Remove rice pudding to serving bowls. Top with sliced almonds, coconut flames and raisins.

instant pot rice pudding

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  • Any kind of rice can be used. Some popular varieties used across the world to make rice pudding are arborio rice, basmati rice & gobindo bhog rice.
  • To make a classic rice pudding replace dates with sugar.
  • To make it vegan, replace cow’s milk with coconut milk.
  • For other flavor, use any one of these – half tsp of nutmeg powder, half tsp of cardamom powder, half tsp of allspice or 1 tbsp vanilla extract.

Can I make this rice pudding on stove top?

Yes, you can make this rice pudding on stove top using the same recipe. Just keep stirring constantly to prevent the milk from getting scorched at the bottom.

Can I add jaggery to this rice pudding?

Yes you can add jaggery. Once the rice pudding is done, stir in the powdered jaggery or jaggery syrup (not hot) to the rice pudding.

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instant pot rice pudding

Instant pot rice pudding

Instant pot rice pudding – creamy, delicious & healthy pudding made in Instant pot with just 4 basic pantry staples. Serve it warm or chilled as a dessert or breakfast. 
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Prep Time2 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time22 minutes
Servings4 to 5

Ingredients (US cup = 240ml )

  • ½ cup rice (white or brown)
  • 4 cups full fat milk (or coconut milk)
  • 1 inch cinnamon (replace with ½ tsp cardamoms powder, all spice or 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup sugar or (chopped medjool dates or maple syrup as needed)


  • 10 almonds
  • 2 tbsp coconut flakes (toasted)(optional)
  • 10 to 15 raisins


How to make rice pudding

  • Wash rice thrice in ample amount of water. Drain the water completely
  • Add rice to the inner pot of the instant pot. Also add cinnamon and sugar. Pour milk as well.
  • Secure the lid on the instant pot. Position the steam release to sealing.
  • Press the porridge button to cook in porridge mode. It is auto set to 20 mins.
  • When the instant pot beeps after 20 mins switch off. Wait for the pressure to release naturally for at least 7 to 10 mins.
  • The float valve drops once the pressure is released.
  • Open the lid and discard the cinnamon. Stir the rice pudding well. Check sweetness and flavoring. Add more and stir if needed.
  • Transfer rice pudding to serving bowls. Top with chopped almonds, toasted coconut flakes and raisins.

Alternative quantities provided in the recipe card are for 1x only, original recipe.

For best results follow my detailed step-by-step photo instructions and tips above the recipe card.

NUTRITION INFO (estimation only)

Nutrition Facts
Instant pot rice pudding
Amount Per Serving
Calories 366 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 24mg8%
Sodium 112mg5%
Potassium 390mg11%
Carbohydrates 57g19%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 37g41%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 395IU8%
Calcium 289mg29%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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