Amazing Instant Pot Rice Pudding WFPBNO

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This Rice Pudding is Healthy for Breakfast or sweet enough for Dessert!

Amazing Instant Pot Rice Pudding WFPBNO

Kathy Taylor
Rice Pudding is my weakness.  Well, that and chocolate.  When the weather gets cold, there is something about the smell and taste of cinnamon and sweet rice pudding that brings me back to my childhood and makes me feel warm and cozy inside. This comfort food recipe is gluten-free, dairy free, vegan, no refined sugar, and I love it more than the original.  To top it off, it is super easy to make. You just dump everything in your Instant Pot and about 30 minutes later, get ready to enjoy!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Resting Time 10 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people


  • Instant Pot


  • 1 cup Brown Jasmine Rice (Lundberg has a great Organic Brown Jasmine Rice)*
  • 1/2 cup Pure Maple Syrup
  • 1/4 cup Chopped Dates (about 3 pitted Medjool dates, chopped)
  • 4 cups Unsweetened Almond Milk or other plant milk of choice (up to 1/4 cup less for thicker end-result)**
  • 1/2 cup Almond Flour **
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Nutmeg Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Cardamom Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Clove Powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • raisins, nuts, additional cinnamon optional


  • Rinse the rice well in a fine mesh colander and drain.
  • Add rice and all remaining ingredients to the Instant Pot, stir well and close lid.
  • Make sure the vent knob on lid is in the Sealing position.
  • Select Porridge mode, High Pressure and increase (+) default cooking time to 22 minutes total.
  • After cook time is finished, leave it in "Keep Warm" mode for 10 more minutes.
  • After the 10 minutes is over, press Cancel. With an oven mitt on your hand (to prevent steam burns), turn the venting knob from Sealing to Venting to release the steam.
  • Once steam has completely released, open Intant Pot and let sit a few minutes ot cool slightly and thicken.
  • Enjoy warm or move to smaller container and refrigerate until cold. Mix in raisins and chopped nuts if desired. Top with a light sprinkle of cinnamon or serve as is already well spiced. Pudding will thicken considerably once cold.


*I have tried making this with regular brown rice as well as a 4 grain cereal with oat groats. While those turned out a little chewy but okay, the Brown Jasmine Rice yields a far superior result with regards to texture and taste. White rice would probably work (less cook time?), but I prefer to stick to brown rice for nutrition.
**To make this nut free, use your non-dairy plant milk of choice and try oat flour in place of almond flour for thickening. I haven’t tried it, but believe it may work with some minor adjustments in quantity.  Let us know if you try it!  Don’t have oat flour?  Just blend old fashioned oats in your high-speed blender until you have a fine flour.
Keyword dairy-free, Easy, gluten-free, vegan


1 reply
  1. 5 STARS says:

    Hi Jill,

    I had to substitute almond flour with almond powder since I didn’t have almond flour on hand. The powder worked well.

    I cut back on the maple syrup and left out the dates. I am not fond of overly sweet rice pudding. End result had just the right amount of sweetness for me.

    Next time I make this I will have to play around with the spices whether leave certain out or decrease certain spice amounts. It was a bit overwhelming. Not overwhelming enough I had to toss though.

    As staged in my previous email this is the best recipe I’ve found for texture and creaminess. Jasmine rice is not my favorite rice but it works well for this recipe. I agree it is a must for this recipe.

    Next time I will use a 6 qt cooker instead of my 3qt. 3qt was too small and did splatter pudding liquid out the vent valve.

    Thank you for this recipe. I’ve been looking for a substitute for the MamaSezz rice pudding after they closed their doors for meal delivery. I believe I have finally found it.


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