We all love comforting food. Today’s recipe is a sweet, creamy and rich instant Pot Rice Pudding. If you don’t want to spend a lot of time making something, save time and make this delicious dish.
You will love it, and your family also will do. This dessert is easy to make, the ingredients are simple, but the taste is very delicious.
If you are looking for an easy and healthy dessert, Instant pot rice pudding is the right dish for you.
We will tell you about the ingredients to make this dish, how to prepare it and some tips to make tasty and healthy rice pudding in an instant pot.
The best Rice for Instant Pot Rice Pudding.
Before cooking Instant pot rice pudding, you need to know that this dish cannot be made with just any type of rice. As you know, there are various brands or types of rice. Each one has its own pros and cons, and each one is suitable for a specific type of dish.
Jasmine rice or long grain basmati rice makes the pudding soft textured while arborio makes it chewy or starchy. In brief, Short-grain or Medium-grain rice is the recommended rice for Instant pot rice pudding.
The reason is that Medium-grain rice has the ability the absorb the liquid better and quickly. It’s possible to use risotto rice, paella rice or sushi rice if you want, but Short-grain rice stays the best for this dish.
Rice pudding, Cold or hot?
If you wondering whether you should eat Rice pudding Cold or Hot, we’ve got the answer. It comes down to what you like and what you are used to. You can choose whatever you like, but every case has its own characteristics.
The only thing is that the rice pudding will thicken when it’s cold, which may be better to add more liquid when you make it.
How to make Rice Pudding in Instant Pot.
In the inner pot, add rice and rinse it over cold water, and don’t forget to rub the rice with your hands, it’s very important.
Add the cinnamon stick to the pot and mix it for a little bit. Then close the lid, and pressure cook at high pressure for a period of 5 minutes. After that let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes.
Mix the eggs with sea salt, vanilla and sugar during the time when the rice is cooking. Pour the milk to the mixture and mix very well.
Add the milk mixture to the cooked rice and bring it to a simmer. Use a spatula to stir occasionally until the rice pudding heats up. For a more creamy texture add a tablespoon of unsalted butter. When the rice pudding becomes as you like ( smooth, thick or creamy), turn off the heat.
The last step is sprinkling cinnamon powder on top with some raisins. Then serve the rice pudding hot or cold.
Some pro Tips for making Instant Pot rice pudding.
The following tips and tricks will take your cooking skills to the next level. Apply whatever tip you think it’s easy for you.
The first thing to do is measuring the exact amount of Rice to water ratio. Otherwise, the rice will not be cooked perfectly, which can affect the final result of the dish.
Many cooking experts recommend rinsing the rice in order to make the perfect Rice pudding.
You can use Cinnamon powder if you don’t have a cinnamon stick.
The pudding thickens when it cools. Add more milk to thin it if you want.
If you like more sweetness, add agave or maple syrup, it tastes delicious.
In case you don’t want to add flavor like cinnamon, you can omit it. Though, you can flavor the pudding with chai spice or pumpkin spice.
You don’t have to add just raisins to the pudding, cranberries or nuts are also a good addition, they make the dish rich and festive.
It’s possible to double the number of ingredients if you need to serve the pudding for a large group of people.
The amount of sugar you use depends on your needs. However, if you want a healthy pudding, try to sweet the dish with a natural resource of sugar such as honey, fruits or maple syrup.
The cooking time of rice depends on how you like it. If you want the rice crunchy a little bit, cook for 3 minutes.
Serving the rice pudding.
As we mentioned before, rice pudding could be served warm or cold, and that depends on your preferences. Eating the pudding warm is very comforting, but if you plan to eat it cold, add more liquid to the instant pot before cooking, because the pudding will thicken as it cools.
Making the delicious creamy instant pot rice pudding requires some ingredients. The good thing is that the ingredients are simple and healthy.
- 1 Cup of Arborio Rice or jasmine rice
- 1 Cup of cold Water
- 3 Cups of whole Milk - 500 ml in total (more if you eat Rice pudding cold)
- 3 Eggs
- ¾ Cup of Sugar
- 1 Table-spoon of unsalted butter.
- 1 Table-spoon of Vanilla
- ¼ Table-spoon of Salt
- ¾ Cup of Raisins (Optional)
- ½ table-spoon of Cinnamon stick (Optional)
Begin by adding rice, water, and salt to the pot.
Rinse the mixture a few times over the cold water, and place the lid on and set to Sealing.
Pressure cook on high for 5 minutes, then let the pressure be released naturally for 10 minutes.
While waiting for the pressure to be released, Whisk the milk, eggs, and vanilla, and put the mixture aside.
Open the lid and let the remaining pressure release.
Add sugar and cinnamon to the milk mixture and stir.
Set the Instant pot on Sauté and bring to a simmer while stirring constantly.
Turn off the pot when you finish, and remove the inner pot to a heat safe surface.
When everything is finished, stir in the raisins.
Serve the rice pudding with whipped cream or normal cream.