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Rice Pudding topped with whipped cream in a brown bowl

Instant Pot Rice Pudding

Instant Pot Rice Pudding is creamy, sweet, and deliciously comforting. It is so easy to make this pressure cooker rice pudding recipe. A family favorite!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword pressure cooker rice pudding recipe
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 242 kcal
Author Sandy Clifton



  • 1 ½ cups Arborio Rice (don't rinse)
  • 2 ¼ cups Water
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • 3 cups Whole Milk (or half and half)
  • ¾ cup Sugar
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • ½ tsp Cinnamon (optional)
  • ¾ cup Raisins (optional)


  1. Add rice, water, and salt to the pot. Place the lid on and set to Sealing. Pressure cook on High for 3 minutes. When done, let sit undisturbed for 10 minutes (10 minute natural release).

  2. Meanwhile, whisk together the milk, eggs, and vanilla. Set aside.

  3. Release any remaining pressure and then open the lid.

  4. Stir in the milk mixture and the sugar & cinnamon, if using.

  5. Turn on the Sauté setting and bring to a simmer, stirring constantly, then turn off the pot and carefully remove the inner pot to a heat-safe surface.

  6. Stir in the raisins.

  7. The rice pudding will thicken as it cools.

  8. Serve warm or cold, with cream or whipped cream.