5 from 5 votes
instant pot rice pudding served in ceramic bowl with raisins on top
Instant Pot Rice Pudding
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Instant pot rice pudding is a rich, creamy, heartwarming comfort food. This wholesome dessert can be eaten hot or cold.
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Instant Pot Recipes, Instant Pot Desserts, Rice Pudding, Rice recipes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 457 kcal
  • 1 cup short grain rice
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 3 cups full cream milk
  • ½ cup water
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • 1 ½ tablespoon unsalted butter
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg powder optional
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract optional
For Garnish –
  • Fried raisins
  • Cinnamon powder
  • Fresh berries
  • Star anise
  • Cinnamon stick
  1. Into the pot add all the ingredients – uncooked raw rice, sugar, milk, pinch of salt, cinnamon powder, vanilla extract, raisins.
  2. Stir well to ensure no lumps of cinnamon powder it left in instant pot.
  3. Cover and cook in porridge setting on the pot.
  4. Porridge setting indicates 20 minutes cooking time.
  5. Note -consider the extra time instant pot takes to build up pressure. Total cooking time for rice pudding would be more than 20 minutes.
  6. Once cooking time is complete, allow the pot to release all it’s pressure naturally. This will take a couple of minutes. It took 13 minutes for NPR (natural pressure release).
  7. Note - If you are in a hurry, let pot do NPR for 7  minutes and then release pressure by turning pressure knob to venting position.
  8. Open pot and add in chunk of unsalted butter. Stir well.
  9. Serving in bowls or glasses garnished with pinch of cinnamon powder and raisins fried in little butter.
  10. If serving for breakfast, serve with fresh berries or fruits on top.
  11. It’s tastes great when served hot or cold.
Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Rice Pudding
Amount Per Serving
Calories 457 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 29mg 10%
Sodium 84mg 4%
Potassium 354mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 81g 27%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 34g
Protein 9g 18%
Vitamin A 8.6%
Vitamin C 0.6%
Calcium 21.4%
Iron 13.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.