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Pressure Cooker (Instant Pot) Rice Pudding

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This Instant Pot Rice Pudding is not only creamy and delicious, it’s also easy when made in your electric pressure cooker. You don’t need eggs to thicken this rice pudding and the flavor and texture will impress you.

rice pudding on a wooden spoon

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I love making rice pudding for the family and over the years I’ve tried recipe after recipe. I’ve never had a recipe fail when it came to rice pudding but there were times where I found it to be a little too much effort. Thanks to the pressure cooker, making a creamy and perfect rice pudding no longer has to be difficult. 

Seriously, it’s as easy as placing the ingredients in the pressure cooker, starting it, walking away to play with your kids, or do some laundry, and then opening the lid and stirring. 

You can add raisins to your rice pudding if you like. My kids hate raisins, hubby and I love them. 

rice pudding with raisins in glass in front of instant pot

How to make Instant Pot Rice Pudding

First, if using raisins, soak them to rehydrate them. I like to soak my raisins in a little bourbon. If you want to keep it alcohol-free, soak them in hot water. I start to soak them about an hour before my rice pudding will be ready. And if you don’t like raisins in your rice pudding, skip this step. 

raisins soaking in bourbon in a glass bowl

Next, give your long grain rice a quick rinse in a colander. You don’t have to rinse until the water runs clear, just a few seconds under the faucet.  

Pour long-grain rice, milk, water, and a pinch of salt into pressure cooker insert and stir. Add cinnamon sticks and vanilla extract. Cover and cook on high pressure for 10 minutes. 

milk with water eggs and cinnamon sticks in instant pot insert

It’ll take a few minutes for your machine to rise to pressure. Once your machine reaches pressure, your 10-minute timer will begin. Once the 10-minute timer goes off, allow the machine to naturally release. This will take about 20-25 minutes. When ready to open the lid, switch the valve from seal to venting to ensure all the pressure is released. 

Once all the pressure has released, open the lid and remove the cinnamon sticks. Add in half a can of condensed milk. And stir. The rice pudding may appear watery but it will thicken once it cools a bit. 

rice pudding in instant pot insert

You can serve this rice pudding on its own, with raisins, or with a little cinnamon sprinkled over the top.

instant pot rice pudding on a spoon

Notes: 

  • This recipe works best with long grain rice. Short grain or middle grain kinds of rice can be used but the consistency will be more like a risotto. 
  • Your rice pudding will look watery when you open it. It will thicken up on its own. Do not try to sauté the mixture when you open the lid or you may end up scorching the bottom of your pressure cooker. 
  • The bourbon-soaked raisins are perfect for other uses too, like adding to vanilla ice cream. I store them in a separate glass store to use in multiple recipes. However, the taste of the bourbon gets stronger and stronger as they sit. 
  • Rice pudding can be eaten cold or warmed. I prefer warmed. To refrigerate, allow your rice pudding to cool to room temperature and then refrigerate. It can last in your fridge for 3-4 days. 

I hope you enjoy this rice pudding recipe as much as we do.

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Pressure Cooker (Instant Pot) Rice Pudding

This Easy and Creamy Pressure Cooker Instant Pot Rice Pudding Recipe is the perfect quick dessert. It’s sweetened with condensed milk and it doesn’t have any eggs. You can serve it with raisins or without.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword instant pot dessert, instant pot rice pudding, pressure cooker rice pudding
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Rise to Pressure and Narural Release 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 440kcal
Author Tanya

Ingredients

  • ½ cup long grain rice quickly rinsed
  • 1 ½ cup water
  • 1 ½ cup milk
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 7 oz sweetened condensed milk
  • ½ cup bourbon or hot water optional
  • ½ cup raisins optional

Instructions

  • Optional Step: Place raisins in a small bowl and pour bourbon or hot water over the raisins and set aside for an hour.
  • Place rice, water, milk, and salt in pressure cooker insert and stir until combined. Place cinnamon sticks and vanilla extract into the pressure cooker. Cover and cook on high pressure for 10 minutes.
  • Once the timer is up, allow the pressure cooker to naturally release.
  • Once all the pressure is released, open the lid and stir in the condensed milk. Allow cooling for about 5 minutes. Serve with raisins or on its own. Serve warm or chilled.*

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Notes

  • This recipe works best with long grain rice. Short grain or middle grain kinds of rice can be used but the consistency will be different.
  • Your rice pudding will look watery when you open it. It will thicken up on its own. Do not try to sauté the mixture when you open the lid or you may end up scorching the bottom of your pressure cooker.
  • Rice pudding can be eaten cold or warmed. To refrigerate, allow your rice pudding to cool to room temperature and then refrigerate. It can last in your fridge for 3-4 days.

Nutrition

Calories: 440kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 124mg | Potassium: 496mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 281IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 294mg | Iron: 1mg
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Stan

Monday 10th of August 2020

I checked out and tried some of the other Instant Pot Rice Pudding recipes (using condensed milk) on YouTube and you’re recipe is hands down the best!

I think using 3 cups of liquid per 1/2 cup of rice and only cooking for 10 minutes makes all the difference.

Tanya

Monday 10th of August 2020

Thanks so much Stan! yea, it took me a couple of tries to get that water to rice ratio right lol. We ate a whole lotta rice pudding during this testing lol

Stevie

Saturday 7th of March 2020

How long does this usually take to thicken? You did say it would look watery but I'm a bit worried lol

Tanya

Saturday 7th of March 2020

Only about 5-10 minutes. It thickens even more when refrigerated.

Noelle

Tuesday 3rd of December 2019

So easy to make! Excited to make it again, even my kids enjoyed it!

Tanya

Wednesday 4th of December 2019

How awesome! So glad they liked it :)

Katie

Tuesday 3rd of December 2019

So easy and delicious! Made this for the family and it was a hit.

Tanya

Wednesday 4th of December 2019

Awesome! So glad they liked the recipe.