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Creamy Rice Pudding in the Instant Pot

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Make creamy rice pudding in the instant pot for a comforting sweet treat. This updated twist on the classic rice pudding is quick and easy to make but still has that old timey delicious dessert flavor.

Two glass bowls of rice pudding next to nutmeg grater in front of instant pot.

Enjoy the comfort of rice pudding in a fraction of the time.  Start with raw rice, milk, cinnamon and sweetened condensed milk and have sweet creamy rice pudding with almost no effort.

This rice pudding is thick, rich and creamy, just the way you would want it to be. Add raisins, dried cranberries or whatever you would like and take it to the next level.

Close bowl of creamy rice pudding with freshly grated nutmeg on top.

Then enjoy you pudding warm or cold. I find it interesting the way people enjoy rice pudding.

I love to eat it warm. There is something extra comforting about the cinnamon, nutmeg and warm creaminess.

But I know a lot of folks like to chill it before they eat it too. Maybe you should have one bowl fresh and warm and another cold and creamy.

Spoon getting bite of rice pudding out of bowl.

Making Rice Pudding Is Easy

Sometimes rive pudding is made because you have leftover rice that needs used up. But it is so good, sometimes you just want to make it for the sake of it, so you don’t have cooked rice on hand.

That is where your pressure cooker comes in. Start with raw long grain rice and be ready to dig in in no time.

The rice cooks in water and milk, so it is already creamy. The stir in sweetened condensed milk to instantly make it rich, sweet and creamy.

I used a recipe of my homemade sweetened condensed milk, but a can is perfect too. That’s really all it takes!

Pouring jar of homemade sweetened condensed milk into instant pot with cooked rice mixture.

If your rice pudding is thicker than you would like it, stir in an extra splash of milk. If it is too thin, just cook it a little bit longer.

Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of rice is best for rice pudding?

This recipe uses uncooked long grain white rice to make the rice pudding because it is the most common kind of rice people have in their pantry. However, you can use basmati or jasmine rice if you prefer.

How does this Instant Pot rice pudding get sweet?

The sweetened condensed milk in this rice pudding adds both the sugar and vanilla needed to make this dessert extra delicious.

More Great Rice Pudding Recipes

If you love this instant pot rice pudding, you have to try chocolate rice pudding as well. It is a simple pressure cooker recipe that starts with uncooked rice.

Banana rice pudding gets its sweetness from banana and honey. It is still creamy and comforting with a bit of extra wholesome mixed in.

If you have leftover rice and love liquid gold, try making baked rice pudding with sweetened condensed milk. It is comfort food at its finest.

Or make old fashioned baked rice pudding with some already cooked rice for a real taste of grandma’s kitchen.

What is your favorite way to make rice pudding?

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Two glass bowls of rice pudding next to nutmeg grater in front of instant po.

Creamy Rice Pudding in the Instant Pot

Carlee
Make creamy rice pudding in the instant pot for a comforting sweet treat. This updated twist on the classic rice pudding is quick and easy to make but still has that old timey delicious dessert flavor.
4.88 from 54 ratings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 364 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 1 cup long grain rice
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • teaspoon salt
  • 14 oz. sweetened condensed milk

Instructions
 

  • Put rice, milk, water, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in instant pot. Seal lid and press the porridge button.
    1 cup long grain rice, 2 cups milk, 1 cup water, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg, ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • Quick release the pressure and stir in the sweetened condensed milk. Feel free to add a splash more milk if the pudding is too thick.
    14 oz. sweetened condensed milk
  • Eat right away or chill and serve.

Notes

Feel free to toss in a handful of raisins if you like them in your rice pudding.
Rice pudding is great served warm or chilled.
A little extra cinnamon or nutmeg for garnish is always nice.
Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 364kcalCarbohydrates: 60gProtein: 11gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 200mgSugar: 49g
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Lou Sierra

Friday 16th of February 2024

Came out just right, doubled the recipe ingredients with 1 can of condensed milk and sweetness was perfect, for me anyway. Added after done 1 additional cup of milk to reduce thickness for serving. Thank you, this will be my new go to recipe.

Carlee

Friday 16th of February 2024

I am so glad it was a hit!

Todd

Sunday 4th of February 2024

I made this for tonight’s Latino themed menu for dessert. I only added one additional ingredient which was a full abuelita tablet (I doubled my recipe, so only use half tablet for regular recipe) that was grated into the mixture before cooking. It came out wonderfully delicious! This will be added to my recipe collection. 5 stars!

Carlee

Sunday 4th of February 2024

I am so glad you liked it! I'll bet the abuelita chocolate was amazing in there!

Juli Gonzalez

Sunday 24th of December 2023

Can I use evaporated milk with this recipe???

Carlee

Sunday 24th of December 2023

Are you thinking in place of the condensed milk? If so, you will need to add some sugar too. Probably a half to three quarters of a cup of sugar will do. If you are using it in place of the milk, just add enough water to make to make 2 cups of liquid.

Conni

Friday 30th of June 2023

Do you think you could make tapioca pudding using this sweetened condensed milk recipe? Thanks, Conni

Carlee

Friday 30th of June 2023

I think you could. I have a recipe for Instant Pot tapioca. I would use that as a starting point but use half milk, half water. Cook it according to the directions and then stir in the condensed milk. In fact, that sounds marvelous. I am going to have to try it myself!

Carol

Sunday 4th of June 2023

My instant pro crisp + air fryer pot does not have a porridge button. Is there an alternative? Thank you

Carlee

Sunday 4th of June 2023

10 minutes on high pressure plus a 10 minute natural pressure release should do the job nicely.