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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

Servings: 6 Servings
Author: 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 57 ratings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

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

Nutritional Disclaimer

“Cooking With Carlee” is not a dietitian or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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Jaxon

Monday 20th of May 2024

I can't wait to make this again!

Carlee

Monday 20th of May 2024

I hope you do!

Linda

Monday 8th of April 2024

Can I use sugar instead of sweetened condensed milk

Carlee

Monday 8th of April 2024

You could. I would add about 1/2 cup of sugar and probably an extra cup of milk before you cook the rice. If it needs thinned out or sweetened more after it is cooked, you could stir it in at the end.

Cherise

Monday 4th of March 2024

My insta pot does not have a portage button it has rice /risotto?

Carlee

Monday 4th of March 2024

That should work well.

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!