Well, I’m still getting to know my Instant Pot. I’ve had a few successes and many failures as I’m learning to get the timing right with all the settings. I’ve made mushy fried rice and fall-off-the-bone ribs. My next challenges will be beef stroganoff and cheesecake. My most successful recipe so far is this amazing rice pudding. It’s so much quicker and easier to make in an Instant Pot than on the stovetop. There is no constant stirring and watching for the rice to cook and sauce to thicken. You just set it and forget it.
The ingredients in this recipe are simply milk, rice, sugar, a pinch of salt, some vanilla and coconut milk or cream. Everyday humble ingredients turned into a fabulous classic dessert. Served warm for breakfast or cold for dessert. Anything goes for this easy rice pudding. And who’s to say you can’t have it as a meal? I mean there’s rice in it. It’s also healthy and wholesome.
This easy rice pudding is creamy and has an enjoyable glutinous texture. It has a sweet vanilla taste. If you make it with coconut milk, it gives it a tropical flair and adds more depth in flavor, I highly recommend it. A sprinkle of cinnamon adds a little spice and warmth. So the flavor profile depends on your preference. Feel free to add some raisins if that’s your thing or any kind of dried fruits and nuts you like.
- 3 cups (750ml) whole milk
- 3/4 cup (140g) long grain rice (I used jasmine rice)
- 1/2 cup (100g) granulated sugar
- pinch of salt
- 1 cup (250ml) coconut milk or table cream
- 1 tsp (5ml) vanilla extract
- Cinnamon for sprinkling if desired
- Rinse the rice in a fine mesh colander until the water runs clears.
- Place the rinsed rice, sugar and salt in the Instant Pot. Add the whole milk and stir everything together,
- Lock the lid and select the Porridge setting on High for 15 minutes.
- When the timer beeps, allow the pressure to release slowly for 10 minutes.
- After 10 minutes, press the Cancel button and open vent. When de-pressurized, open lid.
- Gently stir in the coconut milk and vanilla. The pudding will continue to thicken as it cools. Serve warm or cold.