The Best Pressure Cooker (Instant Pot) Rice Pudding

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Rice pudding is a delicious and easy to make dessert recipe! Make the best creamy, old fashioned rice pudding recipe quicker and easier using a pressure cooker or Instant Pot. This recipe for the best pressure cooker rice pudding is comfort food at its best. 

The Best Pressure Cooker (Instant Pot) Rice Pudding in short glasses

Making The Best Rice Pudding Recipe in an Instant Pot

An Instant Pot is one of the most popular brands of electric pressure cookers. They are easy to use and your Instant Pot can help you create this Pressure Cooker Rice Pudding !

I’ve made rice pudding in my pressure cookers many different ways and this is my favorite way to make it. It’s the best pressure cooker rice pudding because it’s faster and easier than most rice pudding recipes, including my Creamy Rice Pudding recipe.

Using arborio rice, the rice you use to make risotto, creates a creamier rice pudding without using any cream. The recipe is also really versatile.  You can use almost any rice to make this pudding without making significant changes. If you want to use brown rice, you just adjust the cooking time.

dishes of creamy, old fashioned rice pudding, made in a pressure cooker

I like to eat rice pudding hot. I generally remove the pot from the pressure cooker and let the pudding cool uncovered for about 20 minutes; then it’s the perfect temperature and consistency. But you can serve it hot or cold, and omit the raisins if you don’t like them.

If you refrigerate the pudding overnight, and it gets a little thicker than you’d like. Just stir in some cold milk until it’s the consistency you want. I also like to eat left over rice pudding cold the next morning for breakfast. In fact, I pretty much love to eat it any way.

If you love rice pudding too, you’ve got to try making it in your pressure cooker / Instant Pot.

Best Rice Pudding Recipe

The Best Pressure Cooker (Instant Pot) Rice Pudding in short glasses

My Favorite Pressure Cooker Rice Pudding

Yield: 8 servings
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Additional Time: 17 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Make the best rice pudding using your pressure cooker or Instant Pot. It's quick, easy-to-make comfort food at it's best.


  • 1 cup Arborio rice
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups whole milk, divided*
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup raisins


  1. In pressure cooking pot, combine rice, water, and salt. Lock the lid in place and select High Pressure and 3 minutes cook time. When beep sounds turn off pressure cooker and use a natural pressure release for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, release any remaining pressure with a quick pressure release.
  2. Add 1 1/2 cups milk and sugar to rice in pressure cooking pot; stir to combine.
  3. In a small mixing bowl, whisk eggs with remaining 1/2 cup milk and vanilla. Pour through a fine mesh strainer into pressure cooking pot. Select sauté and cook, stirring constantly, until mixture starts to boil. Turn off pressure cooker. Remove pot from the pressure cooker. Stir in raisins.
  4. Pudding will thicken as it cools. Serve warm or pour into serving dishes and chill.
  5. Served topped with whipped cream, and a sprinkle of cinnamon or nutmeg, if desired.


The rice will continue to absorb liquid as it cools. Stir in additional milk or cream until your desired consistency is achieved.

*For a richer, creamier rice pudding you can also use half heavy cream.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 178Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 53mgSodium: 114mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 1gSugar: 24gProtein: 4g

Nutrition information is calculated by Nutritionix and may not always be accurate.

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