When you want a warm and comforting dessert that is also healthy and nourishing, you’ve got to try this Instant Pot Brown Rice Pudding. This recipe is gluten-free and dairy-free, and is so delicious. Vegan option included.

brown rice pudding in a white bowl

Are you a rice pudding fan? I am! I love how sweet, sticky, and full of chewy texture it is. While most recipes use white rice for pudding, I’m putting a healthy twist on this recipe and using brown rice.

This recipe is also unique because it’s dairy-free, using almond milk and coconut milk to add richness without dairy.

Why You Need This Recipe

  • Rice pudding is a hearty dessert that is nutritious and satisfying.
  • Use brown rice which has more fiber than white rice.
  • This one-pot dessert is super simple to make. You can even freeze the leftovers for another day, too.

Key Ingredients

ingredients for instant pot brown rice pudding

Brown rice makes the base of this rice pudding. Rice is a naturally gluten-free grain.

Full-fat canned coconut milk and almond milk make this dessert creamy without any dairy.

Maple syrup adds sweetness.

Raisins help add texture and a bit more sweetness to this Instant Pot dessert.

Ground cinnamon helps add depth of flavor.

Egg helps thicken the pudding. Just leave out the egg to make this recipe vegan.

Let me show you exactly how to make this yummy vegan rice pudding.

Recipe Steps

process photos for how to make instant pot rice pudding

Step One

You really only need six ingredients for this recipe. Please see the recipe card at the end of this post for the exact measurements.

The first step is to combine the rice (rinse it in a fine-mesh colander first), coconut milk, almond milk, maple syrup, raisins, and cinnamon in the base of your pressure cooker.

Step Two

Lock on the lid and set the time to 25 minutes. Then, let the pressure come down naturally for about 5 minutes and then carefully use the quick-release to get rid of any remaining pressure.

Step Three

Remove the lid and press the sauté button on the Instant Pot. Then, stir in your beaten egg and let the pudding cook for a few more minutes to cook the egg and thicken.

cooked brown rice pudding in instant pot

Step Four

Cancel the Sauté button and let the pudding cool for a few minutes before serving.

Enjoy warm or at room temperature.

cooked brown rice pudding on spoon

Recipe Tips & Substitutions

  • You can use white rice, if you prefer, but you’ll need to cut the cooking time back to 6 minutes.
  • Be sure to rinse your rice well before adding it to the Instant Pot.
  • Refrigerate any leftovers in an airtight container for up to 4 days. Or, you can freeze your cooked rice pudding up to 2 months.

Recipe FAQs

Can I use white rice in this pudding recipe?

You can use white rice for this recipe, but you’ll need to adjust the cook time to just 6 minutes. Everything else remains the same.

Can I use light coconut milk?

Yes, but the pudding will not be as rich and creamy.

brown rice pudding texture

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Instant Pot Brown Rice Pudding


Description

When you want a warm and comforting dessert that is also healthy and nourishing, you’ve got to try this Instant Pot Brown Rice Pudding. This recipe is gluten-free and dairy-free, and is so delicious.


Ingredients

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  • 1 cup brown rice, rinsed
  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup full-fat canned coconut milk
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1 egg, beaten (leave out for vegan)

Instructions

  1. Combine the brown rice, almond milk, coconut milk, maple syrup, cinnamon, and raisins in your Instant Pot. Stir gently.
  2. Lock on the lid and set the time to 25 minutes at high pressure.
  3. When the cooking time is complete, let the pressure come down naturally for 5 minutes. 
  4. Use the quick-release to get rid of any remaining pressure and carefully remove the lid.
  5. Set the Instant Pot to Sauté and stir in the egg. Let the pudding cook for an additional 3-5 minutes to thicken.
  6. Turn off the Sauté button and let the pudding cool for about 5 minutes before serving.

Notes

  1. You can use white rice, if you prefer, but you’ll need to cut the cooking time back to 6 minutes.
  2. Be sure to rinse your rice well before adding it to the Instant Pot.
  3. Refrigerate any leftovers in an airtight container for up to 4 days. Or, you can freeze your cooked rice pudding up to 2 months.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Instant Pot pressure cooker
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: instant pot brown rice pudding, how to make rice pudding in a pressure cooker, coconut milk rice pudding

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