Instant Pot Coconut Rice Pudding is a light, gently flavored, vegan coconut rice pudding. This is an Instant Pot Dump and Start recipe that has 5 ingredients. You will love how fast you can make this pressure cooker coconut rice pudding!
Instant Pot Coconut Rice Pudding
Coconut is one of my favorite flavors. When I get a candy bar it will often have coconut and chocolate (or a Piña Colada, haha!)! However, today’s recipe is a bit healthier, and still perfect for dessert.
This week has been about “Dump and Start” Instant Pot® recipes, and this is a good one!
When making Instant Pot Coconut Rice Pudding, you get to toss all of the ingredients into the pot and start it up. With typical rice pudding recipes, you will add an egg mixture and sauté it after pressure cooking.
Because this pressure cooker coconut rice pudding happens to be vegan, there are no eggs, so you only need one step! I like that! I hope you do, too!
This Instant Pot coconut Rice Pudding recipe does have sugar in it. If you don’t use sugar, you can use the sweetener of your choice.
I do recommend adding it in after pressure cooking. That way you can add a little, taste, and get the perfect amount.
The amount of sugar in this coconut rice pudding recipe is just right for me, not too sweet. It won’t overpower the delicate coconut flavor.
Lightly toasted shredded coconut adds a nice texture as a garnish. Also, you will frequently see this coconut rice pudding served with fresh mangoes. Yum!
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Instant Pot Coconut Rice Pudding is a light, gently flavored, vegan coconut rice pudding. This is an Instant Pot Dump and Start recipe that has just 5 ingredients.
- 1 (14 oz) can Coconut Milk (unsweetened)
- 1 1/2 - 2 cups Water
- 1/2 cup Arborio Rice (dry)
- 3 Tbsp Sugar* (or equivalent of preferred sweetener)
- 1/8 tsp Salt
- 1 Cinnamon Stick
- 1/4 cup Unsweetened Shredded Coconut (optional)
Pour the entire can of coconut milk into a 4-cup measuring cup, and add water until liquid reaches 4 cups.
Pour the liquid into the pot, and add arborio rice, sugar, salt, cinnamon stick, and coconut, if using.
Close the lid and set the steam release knob to the Sealing position. Then press the Pressure Cook/Manual button or dial, then the +/- button or dial to select 3 minutes. The pot will take a few minutes to come to pressure.
When the cook cycle has ended, let the pot sit undisturbed for 10 minutes (10 minute natural release). Then turn off the pot.
Slowly turn the steam release knob to the Venting position to manually release the remaining steam/pressure. If any of the rice pudding starts to come out of the vent, quickly turn the knob back to Sealing and release the steam in shorter bursts.
When the pin in the lid drops down, open it up and stir the rice pudding. It will be loose, but will thicken up when it cools. Remove and discard cinnamon stick.
Serve the coconut rice pudding warm or chilled, topped with toasted coconut, fresh mangoes, or other fruit, if desired.
* You may add the sweetener of choice after pressure cooking.
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