Best Instant Pot Rice Pudding [VIDEO]

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet

Instant Pot Rice Pudding is creamy and aromatic, flavored with cinnamon and nutmeg, ready in just 30 minutes, thanks to your pressure cooker. This is the best pressure cooker rice pudding recipe you can get! 

We love easy and creamy desserts to make. You can also white chocolate creme brulee, low carb keto cheesecake, and key lime pie.

Instant Pot Rice Pudding Recipe

Best Instant Pot Rice Pudding

Instant Pot Rice Pudding is one of the easiest ways to make the most delicious and creamy rice pudding you have ever tasted! Seriously, this rice pudding rocks my world! It reminds me of a lot of my childhood and of the endless, fun summers spend at my grandparents.

I was always excited to eat some sticky and creamy rice pudding. As a self-proclaimed milk hater (I know, weird) I actually love rice pudding, its the epitome of comfort food! I would happily eat it under a blanket rewatching favorite movies.

Why make rice pudding in the Instant Pot?

The Instant Pot Rice Pudding is so easy to make, that now I may be in trouble and make it a few times a week. Seriously, in 30 minutes you are rewarded with rice pudding with perfect texture, sweet and fragrant from the cinnamon and nutmeg. I love mine served with an extra sprinkle of cinnamon and a little brown sugar on top. When that sugar melts, mmm OMG, my taste buds explode! Do yourself a favor and make this!

Creamy Instant Pot Rice Pudding

Recipe Tips:

  • I used white, long-grain rice in this recipe. Basmati or sushi rice will also work well. Please note, that Jasmine rice and Basmati rice will come out less chewy compared to Arborio Rice.
  • Also, I haven’t added any sugar, because at the end, I stir in the condensed milk and I feel that it adds enough sweetness.
  • I highly recommend using nutmeg and cinnamon, it will take your pudding from good to wow.
  • You can also mix in walnuts and raisins. I prefer to add them at the end to preserve most of the crunchiness and chewiness.
  • Similarly, you can use creamy canned coconut milk and sweeten the rice with sugar, and skip the condensed milk for a vegan, lower fat version.
  • This is my Instant Pot – I use it all the time, either the Pressure Cooker function or the Slow Cooker function. I also like that I can just sauté / brown the meat and veggies directly in the pot using the Sauté function.

The Best Instant Pot Rice Pudding

How to serve rice pudding?

We like eating rice pudding warm or hot, but this is our own preference. However, many of our guests enjoy this delicious dish cold. So either way, it will be just as tasty and delicious. To serve it cold, make sure to refrigerate it before serving. In addition, you can add some raisins to it if desired.

How to refrigerate Instant Pot rice pudding?

Before refrigerating it, make sure to let it cool completely. Then, transfer to an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to 3 days. If before serving the pudding gets a little thicker than you’d like, just stir in some cold milk until it’s the consistency you want.

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4.77 from 17 reviews
Best Instant Pot Rice Pudding
Author: Catalina Castravet Serves: 4 people
Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes Total time: 25 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 cups  whole milk* 
  • 1¼ cups  water 
  • 1 cup  long-grained rice,  (Basmati or short grain white rice will also work)
  • 1 teaspoon  vanilla extract 
  • 1 teaspoon  cinnamon 
  • 1/2 teaspoon  nutmeg  (freshly grated)
  • 1 can  (14oz) sweetened condensed milk 
  • pinch  of salt 

Instructions

  1. Rinse rice well, using a fine mesh colander and let it drain well.

  2. Add milk, water, a pinch of salt, cinnamon and nutmeg to the Instant Pot.
  3. Add rice to the Instant Pot and stir to combine.
  4. Put the lid on, seal and make sure to close the vent.
  5. Press the Porridge button. It is automatically set to cook for 20 minutes on this setting.
  6. Once done, do a 10 Minutes Natural Pressure Release.

  7. After 10 minutes, press Cancel to turn off the Instant Pot and open the vent to release the remaining pressure.
  8. When depressurized, open the lid and add the Sweetened Condensed milk and vanilla extract.
  9. Stir well until fully combined and creamy.
  10. Serve and enjoy!

Notes:

*Full fat coconut milk works great too, I also tried it with soy milk and it turned out good.

0 Calories: 249 Carbohydrates: 43 Protein: 7 Fat: 4 Saturated Fat: 2 Cholesterol: 12 Sodium: 59 Potassium: 214 Fiber: 0 Sugar: 6 Vitamin A: 200 Calcium: 156 Iron: 0.4
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Lauren Gaskill

I have never had rice pudding, but yours looks fantastic!

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Renee - Kudos Kitchen

I have a son who LOVES rice pudding. I should make this for him.

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Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes)

I love all of the amazing flavors in this!

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Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious

Thanks for the detailed directions! I am still getting used to my instant pot.

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Abeer

I love the flavors! This is a must try dessert!

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carrie @ frugal foodie mama

This is just genius to use your Instant Pot to make rice pudding! :)

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Jessica | Novice Chef

Cannot wait to try this in the IP!

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Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes)

Looks so creamy and tasty!!

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Krissy Allori

I love rice pudding!!!

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Megan @ MegUnprocessed

I've got to get an instant pot!

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Anne Farias

It's sooo yummy! Rice pudding is one of my favorite comfort foods. I made it tonight and don't think its going to last for too long! Thx for the easy recipe!

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L Harper

It was spot on!! Eating right now. Thanks

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Thank you :)

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Michael Rudnitskas

Did you use the Rice cup from the instant pot kit or a regular cup?

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regular measuring cup.

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Jobie

I made this and it was beautiful and delicious and I put it in the fridge to save until the potluck I was going to 6 hours later. When I pulled it out of the fridge it was super thick. I added milk but it seemed to make it more bland. What do you usually do after you put it in the fridge?

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Hi Jobie, I am sorry you comment went into the spam folder, I just rescued it. Preferably you would serve the rice pudding right away, but to answer your question: heat it up on the stove adding the milk a little at a time and if you feel like it get bland, add 1/4 cup of condensed milk and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

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Christina Kim

Can I use 2% milk instead?

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Yes, you can.

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Eve

Can I use 2% milk? I never buy whole milk, so don't have it on hand!

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Yes, you can!

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Sheila verhegge

Wishing this recipe for the 3qt IP?

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It should say “Is this recipe “

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I made it in a 6qt, but 3 will work too.

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I make it in a 3 quart just fine.. so good!!

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Paige Kristinson

I found it a little too sweet with the recipe as written. I am not sure what the size of the can of condensed milk you used was, but I found a full can (300 ml) to be too much. I think I would use half of that next time. But otherwise, it was excellent. As with porridge, I used 2 cups of water in the Instantpot, then placed the rack under a stainless steel bowl in which I placed the ingredients. I found this to take away any chance of burning the bottom.

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Katie

If I wanted to include raisins in this (how my Grandma used to make it), how/when would I do that? Thanks!

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you can add them to the pot before cooking with the rest of the ingredients.

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Shelley Tracey

I just bought a 25 pound bag of jasmine rice. Would this work as well?

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Yes, just don't use the whole bag :) just kidding

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Francesann

If don't have pressure cooker. What else could I do for cooking?

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Karen Fenn

BeforeI got my IPot, I would precook my rice, add the milk and 2 beaten eggs and seasoning then bake on a 350 oven for about 45 minutes. I am trying this recipe this morning. Can hardly wait!

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Maggie

If I double the rice to 2 cups, do I also double all of the milk and water? Sometimes I’ve seen recipes that don’t necessarily double all ingredients.

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I usually double, hope you like it.

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Trish

I have an XL power pressure cooker, no porridge button, unless you mean soup button? Thanks

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just cook on high pressure for the specified time.

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Denise

Anybody try this with 1% or even sim milk?

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You can use 1% or skim milk, it will work.

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Milena Di Mascio

I tried the recipe tonight and it was great! I used 1% milk and put in 3/4 of the can of condensed sweetened milk. Still found it a little sweet so I will use 1/2 a can next time.

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Thank you and you are right, you can adjust the sweetness.

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Cathy

When I look at other recipes they incorporate eggs and yours does not I’m confused I want to make a good rice putting recipe but I’m not sure which one to follow can you answer my question why some people incorporate eggs

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Just different recipes, the ones with eggs are mostly done on the stovetop and it produces even a more creamier pudding that resembles a custard texture.

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Rhonda

I don't have a Insta pot can you make this on the stove top? If so what would the cooking time be?

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Hi Rhonda, yes, you can, but I think it will be easier if you will look online for a Stovetop Rice Pudding recipe, as I don't have one on the blog yet, sorry.

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Norma Steele

I am uncertain about how to use coconut milk with this. Can I sub coconut milk for the whole milk and completely omit the condensed milk.

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The coconut milk has been used by many readers to substitute for the condensed milk. Specifically, the full fat, canned coconut milk.

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Rachel

I accidentally put in the condensed milk and vanilla before cooking. Will it still work or do I need to start a new batch?

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I am not sure how that will work, sorry.

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Sara Graham

I had used 3 cups left over rice from the Chinese restaurant, omitted the water and cooked for 10 Mins since I wasn't cooking the rice. Also I accidentally added vanilla and Condensed milk before cooking Ooops. but turned out great! one kid said it was a lot sweeter then in the restaurant but ate it all anyways. THANK YOU!

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Christiana Dean

Can you use instant rice?  I have a large a t of instant rice and want to use it up.  Cooking directions for instant rice?

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it will probably over cook

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Isabel S Cooper

I was looking for a quick, easy and delicious recipe to make for a friend on chemo. Made it exactly as written and added big plump raisins. Wow! What a hit. Thank you.

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I hope you friend is doing well, I am very happy that you liked the recipe.

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Tres'emme

Your recipe does not say what size can of condensed milk! one cup rice I am using a 14oz can of condensed milk....

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yes, 14 oz can, I will update, thanks

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Kristin

Has anyone tried this with brown rice? I know it would have to cook longer but wondering if it would work.  Thanks!  Kristin

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Sorry I haven't, the liquid ratio will also need to change.

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Licelia Rowe

Hi i just notice I out the vanilla and the condensed milk all together. Do you think it will be ok?

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Carmen

Wow!  I just made this and it is delish!  I also made your cheesecake recipe and its perfection!  You are my new go to for instant pot recipes!  Thank you!

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I am so happy that you are enjoying the recipes! Please email me if you ever have any questions!

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TAMRA B YOUNG

I was excited to see this recipe for Rice Pudding, IP style. Rice pudding is the only pudding I will eat. The taste and aroma was wonderful. It came out a little thinner then I expected. I wonder if it was due to my use of Basmati Brown Rice. I hope it thickens up. If not, it won't go to waste since it's still quite tasty. I will definitely make it again, may try a different rice next time. I used what I had in the cabinet. Thank you for sharing.

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Hi Tamra, thank you for the feedback, I am glad that you enjoyed it and yes, yours was a bit different because of the rice you have used :)

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Chanelle Brooks

I wonder if this would work with other added flavors such as lilikoi instead of cinnamon

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If using lilikoi flavor, I would say to add it after the pudding was cooked.

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Rosalia

Just made this, I doubled the recipe and added some raisins. This is absolutely delicious and the easiest recipe I have made. Will def be making this is much more often..

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Lorie

I love this recipe for the rice pudding...just wondering if it's ok to add raisins??

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yes, I add raisins all the time :) huge hit!

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Lisa C.

Delicious! The calorie/carb/sugar count listed on the recipe is way off, however, given that the recipe states that it makes 4 servings.

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Jeffrey Bendler

How much sugar to substitute for the condensed milk. Do I then increase the amount of milk?

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This recipe works best if you use condensed milk.

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Joanna

Hi. I just made this and it’s super yummy. But it’s very watery. I followed the exact recipie. Any suggestions? Thank you. 

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What kind of rice did you use? Are you sure you used the recommend one and you haven't added more liquid?

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Evie Naumann

I made it the other night. It was great. Question.....when the 20min is up it starts beeping so I cancelled but you said wait ten minutes then hit cancel. Whay am I not doing right?

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You can do it both ways, you can wait 10 minutes, hit cancel and release any remaining pressure. Or you can hit cancel, wai 10 minutes and release pressure, its the same thing.

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Terry Vasey

I was craving a good rice pudding as I had not had one for a long time, found this wonderful recipe and have made it twice in a week. It is fantastic.

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I am so happy that you loved it!

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Tracey E Monroe

Do you happen to have a recipe converter to do this on the stove? I brought this twice to my son's book club and everyone loved it. One of the moms would love a recipe but doesn't have an Instant Pot. Just thought I'd check! Didn't see anything yet in the comments ;) Thanks either way.

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no, sorry I don't have one.

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Vick B

I just got an instant pot and love rice pudding. I'm wondering if anyone has used almond milk instead of regular milk?

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George Brown

Came out great. I took a different approach. Half way thru the cooking process...I turned off the instant pot...vented the steam. Then added, not whole milk, but half-and-half and then the condensed milk and nut-meg. Lid on ... steam another 10 minutes....PERFECTION!

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Valerie Belle

Delicious!!! Made some changes because I didn't have condensed milk or raisins. Used the 1 cup of coconut milk I had in the freezer. Added 2/ 3 cup sugar and two handfuls of unsweetened coconut flakes. Turned out great :) Yum!!

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Jason

Love rice pudding, especially with raisins. You said you can add them at the end of the cook time, however how much would I put in? 1/2 cup per cup of rice?

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about 1/3 cup per 1 cup of rice.

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Emme

Maybe it's because I'm from a Cuban family, but I expected lemon rind to be in the recipe. I assume this would not be a good idea in the instant pot since it usually gets removed before the milk is added

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You can always add some if thats how you like it.

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Jennifer

There is an asterisk next to the whole milk, why? Is there a sub?

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you can use coconut milk

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Tracy

Thank you, this is yummy! I made a half batch as a trial, and tomorrow making the full recipe to take to a brunch! I'll add a bit more milk, maybe after pressure release, since I cut back a bit on the sweetened condensed milk for personal taste. A handful of raisins was perfect, stirred in at the end!

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Glad you loved it Tracy. Thanks for stopping by!

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KShilton

This is a very easy and yummy recipe! I will definitely make it again! I did find that a whole can of condensed milk was too sweet. I would maybe double the rest of the ingredients next time, but use one can for double the recipe! But a very yummy and easy food on a sick day recovering at home!

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Anabella

The first time I made it I accidentally bounced between two recipes and one required you to pre-cook the rice (stove-top). It had more of a tapioca pudding texture but was still delicious!!! Thanks so much for the recipe! My new favorite for sure!

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Thanks for the review, Anabella! Glad you have enjoyed this recipe!

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