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Instant Pot Rice Pudding

This indulgent but easy rice pudding is so simple to make in a pressure cooker for a healthy dessert

Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Indian
Keyword healthy desserts, pressure cooker, vegetarian
Prep Time 6 minutes
Cook Time 28 minutes
Total Time 34 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 237 kcal
Author Cheryl Malik



  1. Combine milk, rice, maple syrup, cinnamon, butter, and salt in Instant Pot, then close and lock lid. Select high pressure and set timer for 8 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  2. Natural release for 10 minutes then quick release remaining pressure. Unlock and remove the lid. Stir in vanilla extract, lemon, and raisins. Serve hot or cold.

Recipe Notes

  • Ingredient notes: The lemon zest adds a fragrant quality to the pudding, but doesn't make it taste "lemony."
  • Plain rice pudding: Omit cinnamon.
  • Vegan: Substitute the butter for a vegan butter.
  • Thinner pudding: Add extra milk after adding raisins. Note that pudding will thicken after cooling.

Wine pairings
I recommend buying wine from Scout and Cellar, especially for lower carb or sugar and the health conscious. There’s no added sugar to these wines, and they’re all much lower in carbs, calories, and sugar. For me, there’s no headache or fogginess the next day!
Wine may not be what you thick of with rice pudding, but it can be absolutely delicious! I particularly like:
- Chardonnay, like 2019 Fiddleneck Chardonnay from Lake County, California
- Cabernet Sauvignon, like 2018 Middle Jane Cabernet Sauvignon from Mendocino County, California
- Sparkling white wine (in cans!), like NV 14K Bubbly White Wine from California

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Rice Pudding
Amount Per Serving
Calories 237 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 10mg3%
Sodium 397mg17%
Potassium 184mg5%
Carbohydrates 45g15%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 117IU2%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 188mg19%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.