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Rice pudding is a delicious dessert made within 30 minutes. This creamy instant pot rice pudding is easy, quick, and one of the best puddings.
Rice pudding is anyways an easy yet delicious dessert. There are no fancy items required for this pudding. This is creamy, perfectly sweet pudding with mushy rice. Too delicious to resist. My family is a great fan of this creamy rice pudding and so I make this too often.
This rice pudding has only 4 ingredients. Milk, rice, cinnamon powder, sugar. Also, add some nuts and raisins for some extra flavor. Cardamom powder also adds a nice flavor to the pudding.
Instant pot rice pudding
Cooking this rice pudding in an instant pot is so easy, this has reduced the effort to a large extent. Just dump the ingredients into your instant pot, close the lid with a sealed vent, set time, and forget. Forget is my favorite part ;). Because I actually forget while cooking them on the stovetop and that ends up in burnt pudding.
While cooking pudding on the stovetop in a pot or saucepan, we need to stir it every now and then to make sure it’s not sticking at the bottom. Once it started to stick at the bottom, it gives a nasty burning kind of smell to the whole pudding.
And to avoid that, you should be attentive and careful while making your rice pudding especially when we simmer the rice in milk. I don’t get that taste when we cook rice in water then add milk and simmer. That doesn’t make the pudding so delicious as when we simmer it in milk and the milk is reduced in quantity adding to the creamy consistency.
Read my stovetop rice pudding recipe here. This is also delicious and creamy but it requires your time and attention.
And that’s where comes the play of Instant pot making life so easy, no stirring, nothing. Now whenever I make this creamy rice pudding, I make it in my instant pot only. And once in a week, this dessert is fixed on my weekly menu.
Which rice is best for this rice pudding?
Traditionally white rice is used for this pudding. However, you can use basmati rice, jasmine rice, and arborio rice. These are a little more starchy than the white rice. Arborio rice is the starchiest one and gives supper mushy texture to the pudding. I use basmati and arborio rice.Basmati rice is more fragrant and adds some distinct aroma to the pudding. So I love basmati as well. This has good starch content as well.
Shall I rinse the rice or not for my rice pudding?
Actually, we shall not rinse the rice for pudding since it washes off the starch from rice. Starch gives a nice mushy texture to the pudding. But I do rinse the rice as they are not always that clean and it also spoils the pudding quickly than when rinsed before cooking.
Can I make this pudding with coconut milk?
Yes, you can make this rice pudding with coconut milk for sure. If you are vegan, then coconut milk is the best choice for a creamy pudding.
Recipe Card for Instant Pot Rice Pudding
Instant Pot Rice Pudding
- Instant Pot
- 1/2 cup basmati rice
- 2.5 cups milk or coconut milk
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 pinch salt
- Wash and rinse rice nicely.
- Add rice, milk, sugar, cinnamon powder, vanilla essense to the inner pot.
- Give them a nice mix.
- Close the lid if the instant pot and seal the vent.
- Now start the instant pot at porridge mode.
- The porridge mode is preset at 20 minutes.
- Let it sit for natural pressure release for 5 minutes.
- Then quick release the pressure for rest.
- Open the lid and give it a nice stir.
- Add the chopped almonds and dry fruits.
- Now remove the inner pot and place aside to cool.
- Serve it hot or chilled.