This is the easiest Instant Pot rice pudding recipe. So easy!
Plus, you probably already have the ingredients for this pressure cooker rice pudding in your pantry.
When I lived in Miami decades ago, I came to love the food.
One of my favorites is Arroz Con Leche (or Rice Pudding).
It is creamy and delicious.
It’s rice pudding. Rice pudding!
It’s the ultimate in comfort food. It’s creamy, sweet, perfect.
It’s the dessert that you roll your eyes and sigh as you count all your blessings!
It’s like coming home. It seems just to warm the soul.
After realizing I was only getting to partake of this treat if Abuelita was making it,
I took matters into my own hands and asked for the recipe.
I was young and had buckets full of rice after my first attempt, and the hours it took standing in front of the hot stove had me rethinking my love affair with rice pudding.
Things have changed, and now I make Arroz con Leche in the Instant Pot.
It takes about 35 minutes from start to finish and is really easy, yielding the delicious creamy texture I have come to love.
Some like theirs with butter, dates, jam, nuts, maple syrup.
The Spanish use raisins, cinnamon, coconut, and orange zest.
Try pumpkin spice, coconut; We experiment with different flavors of condensed milk.
Add more sugar or less sugar.
Experiment with different liquids…milk: coconut, almond, whole, skim, or try tea for a different taste.
Don’t use heavy cream; it will curdle.
Check out this recipe using Earl Grey Tea: Earl Grey Amira Rice Pudding with Wine, Lemon and Vanilla Nectarines Recipe
You may also want to check out my Pinterest Instant Pot board for more great recipes like this pressure cooker rice pudding!
This easy instant pot rice pudding recipe is a basic recipe.
It is quick to make, and by adding toppings, you can customize to your own liking.
It makes enough for the four of us to indulge and still have some leftover.
We love it warm.
Trust me; it’s so good warm.
We love it cold.
Please note that when you store it in the refrigerator, it will come back out “dry”…just add milk (or other liquid) and stir back to your desired consistency.
I love that the ingredients are my pantry’s basic staples.
Like, seriously…you probably already have everything you need to make this Instant Pot Rice Pudding Recipe.
We love it with generous amounts of cinnamon.
But I encourage you to personalize it with your own flavors.
Try coconut milk or Sweetened Condensed Coconut.
I’m partial to adding coconut manna (about a tablespoon) to the rice before cooking.
Start to finish it’s about 35-minutes. I can wash dishes from dinner and have dessert done at the same time.
When you take the lid off, it will look “mushy.”
Just start adding the condensed milk and stirring.
It is going to get thicker the longer it sits.
Instant Pot Rice Pudding Recipe
2 cups milk (I use whole, but it’s up to you)
1¼ cups water
1 cup long-grained rice (you can use short-grain if you like)
1 can sweetened condensed milk
⅛ cup sugar
⅛ teaspoon sea salt (table salt works too)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Instant Pot Rice Pudding Directions:Rinse rice well using a fine mesh colander (You don’t have to, sometimes I’m wild and just throw it in without the rinsing)
Add milk to Instant Pot
Add sugar Instant Pot
Add Salt to Instant Pot
Add Water to Instant Pot
Add rice to milk mixture
Place lid on Instant Pot, seal lid, and close vent.
Press the Porridge button
The rice will take 20-minutes to cook in this setting.
When the timer beeps, allow Natural Pressure Release for 10 minutes.
After 10 minutes, press the Cancel button and open vent to release pressure.
When depressurized, open lid.
Add Sweetened Condensed milk and vanilla.
Stir until well mixed.
Serve with optional toppings.
Enjoy this Easy Instant Pot Rice Pudding Recipe!
It’s the stuff sweet dreams are made from!
- 2 cups milk (I use whole, but it's up to you)
- 1¼ cups water
- 1 cup long-grained rice (you can use short-grain if you like)
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk
- ⅛ cup sugar (I use Vanilla sugar)
- ⅛ teaspoon sea salt (table salt works too)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Rinse rice well using a fine mesh colander
- Add milk, sugar, water, and sea salt to Instant Pot
- Add rice to the milk mixture.
- Place lid on Instant Pot, seal lid, and close vent.
- Press the Porridge button. The rice will take 20 minutes to cook in this setting.
- When the timer beeps, allow Natural Pressure
- Release for 10 minutes.
- After 10 minutes, press the Cancel button and open vent to release pressure.
- When depressurized, open lid.
- Add Sweetened Condensed milk and vanilla.
- Stir until well mixed.
- Serve with an optional choice of toppings.
When you take the lid off, it will look “mushy”. Don’t panic. Just start adding the condensed milk and stirring. It is going to get thicker the longer it sits.
When you store it in the refrigerator it will come back out “dry”…just add milk (or other liquid) and stir back to your desired consistency.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 171Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 143mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 0gSugar: 11gProtein: 6g