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glasses of instant pot rice pudding

Instant Pot Rice Pudding

  • Author: Melissa Griffiths - Bless this Mess
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: About 4 cups 1x


This sweet and simple Instant Pot rice pudding has just the best texture, flavor, and is ready in under an hour! It's the perfect dessert in my book.


  • 1 teaspoon light oil (like vegetable or avocado oil)
  • 1 cup short grained white rice
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 cups whole milk, divided
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup raisins (optional)


  1. In the metal pot of your Instant Pot, add the oil and use a pastry brush to spread it around the full bottom of the pot.
  2. Add the rice, water, and salt.
  3. Lock the lid in place and select High Pressure and 4 minutes cook time. When the cook time has passed, let the pressure cooker rest at natural pressure release for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, release any remaining pressure with a quick pressure release.
  4. Add the sugar to the cooked rice and stir to combine.
  5. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs, and vanilla. Slow pour the egg mixture, while stirring the rice, into the cooked rice.
  6. Select sauté and cook, stirring constantly, until mixture starts to boil. Once it starts to boil turn off pressure cooker. Remove pot from the pressure cooker. Stir in cinnamon and raisins (if using).
  7. Pudding will thicken as it cools. Serve warm or pour into serving dishes and chill.


  • I like a nice sweet rice pudding (a dessert in my book); if you like a less-sweet rice pudding feel free to start with 1/2 cup sugar and adjust the sugar to taste.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: instant pot
  • Cuisine: American

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