BEST Instant Pot Rice Pudding

5 from 9 reviews

This classic rice pudding recipe is made with the touch of a button. The rice pudding is soft, creamy and sweet with a hint of coconut and vanilla.



  1. Rinse the rice in a fine mesh colander until the water runs clear.
  2. Place the rinsed rice and sugar in the Instant Pot. Pour in the milk and stir everything together.
  3. Lock the lid and select the Porridge setting on High for 15 minutes.
  4. When the timer beeps, allow the pressure to release slowly for 10 minutes.
  5. After 10 minutes, press the Cancel button and open vent. When de-pressurized, open lid.
  6. Gently stir in the coconut milk and vanilla. The pudding will continue to thicken as it cools. Feel free to add more coconut milk or cream if needed. Serve warm or cold.


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How to store rice pudding:

Let it cool to room temperature and transfer the rice pudding to an airtight container. Store it in the fridge for up to 5 days.

How to freeze rice pudding:

Let the rice pudding cool completely and place it in a freezer-safe container. Store it in the freezer for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge and warm up on the stovetop or in the microwave if desired. Keep in the fridge and consume within a day or two. Do not thaw at room temperature because the milk will spoil.

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