Instant Pot Rice Pudding Recipe

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This Instant Pot Rice Pudding recipe is such an easy, delicious dessert! I love cozy recipes like this during the winter. (gluten-free, vegan)

This Instant Pot Rice Pudding recipe is such an easy, delicious dessert! I love cozy recipes like this during the winter.

Rice pudding is pure comfort food to me. It makes me want to curl up in front of the fire and forget about how cold it is outside. It has just the right cozy flavor for this time of year.

A pressure cooker makes homemade rice pudding easier than ever. It’s a simple, set-it-and-forget-it recipe that will make your house smell so good.

Instant Pot Rice Pudding Recipe Tips

This Instant Pot rice pudding recipe couldn’t be easier to make. While I sometimes use brown rice to make baked rice pudding, I really prefer the texture of white rice in this pudding. Coconut milk keeps this recipe dairy-free, and it thickens up nicely even without the use of eggs.

I like to sprinkle cinnamon and fruit on top of the pudding after it cooks, but you could also add cinnamon and raisins to the pot before cooking if you’d like. Either way, you’ll love the flavor of this Instant Pot rice pudding. And you can’t beat the price – just $.27 per serving!

Instant Pot Rice Pudding

This Instant Pot Rice Pudding is such an easy, delicious dessert!
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4 from 9 votes
Instant Pot rice pudding served with strawberries and cinnamon
Prep Time:5 minutes
Cook Time:18 minutes
Total Time:23 minutes

Recommended Equipment


  • 3 cups coconut milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup uncooked long or short grain white rice
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup


  • Pour the coconut milk, vanilla extract, and salt into the Instant Pot. Add the rinsed rice, then pour the maple syrup on top. Stir.
  • Cover the Instant Pot and turn the vent to Sealing. Cook on Manual high pressure for 18 minutes. Let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes, then release the remaining pressure and open the pot.
  • Serve sprinkled with cinnamon and fruit. This pudding can be enjoyed warm or cold, but I prefer it warm. For the best texture, warm up the leftovers with a little extra coconut milk.

Approximate Nutrition Info

Calories: 166kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.04g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.05g | Sodium: 76mg | Potassium: 73mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 0.2mg
Servings: 8
Calories: 166kcal
Cost: $.27 per serving

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Instant Pot Rice Pudding Price Breakdown

This recipe costs a total of $2.13 to make, or $.27 per half cup serving. Try this Instant Pot rice pudding for a healthy, frugal dessert recipe.


  1. 1 star
    This recipe burned the bottom of the instant pot even though I followed the recipe and rinced the rice extremely well before putting it in, not exactly sure what went wrong.

    1. I’m sorry to hear that. I’ve never had that problem with this recipe. What size/model Instant Pot did you use? I’m guessing you’re using a larger pot than mine and it needed a bigger batch to keep from sticking.

  2. Hi I made this tonight and the bottom of the rice pudding stuck to the instant pot, any tips? Otherwise it was so delicious!

    1. I’m glad you liked it! Sorry to hear that it stuck to the pot. Did you rinse the rice first before adding it to the pot? Maybe try letting the pressure release naturally all the way (not just the first 10 minutes) and see if that helps. Let me know if that works.

  3. 5 stars
    Instant pots have made cooking so easy – more people than ever are cooking at home! Rice pudding is always a great dessert … people absolutely love it. Thanks for making it easy to prepare.

  4. 5 stars
    I’ve never used my Instant Pot for a dessert yet but love this idea of making a rice pudding! My kids would love this treat on a cold winter day!

  5. 5 stars
    I am a huge instant pot fan and use it eveyday for cooking. This rice pudding looks so comforting and is perfect for the season.

    1. I make my own coconut milk, but you can also use canned full fat coconut milk. The carton kind would work too, but it would be a little less rich.

  6. 1 star
    Made it today, it was only ok at best. Not like real traditional rice pudding. I’ll continue looking for a more traditional recipe.

  7. 5 stars
    I’m delighted with this recipe. For years I have been trying to replicate my Grandmother’s recipe for arroz con dulce (sweet coconut rice pudding. I try making it from scratch just like hers but some was missing every time. So… I came across this recipe and although I didn’t have all the ingredients I use 1/4 cup of brown sugar. Once I topped with cinnamon IT WAS AWESOME!!! I’m sorry for the yelling, but I’m super exited about it! Thank you for helping me bring some of my childhood memories.

    1. I haven’t tried this recipe with raisins, but you could probably do it either way. I would personally add them after cooking.

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