Instant Pot Vanilla-Scented Rice Pudding

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recipe by Pamela Ellgen

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Rice pudding is comfort food and sophistication all in one dish. The subtly sweetened, fragrant vanilla pudding is creamy and rich without being over the top. It’s ready in a flash in the Instant Pot, so when you’re craving something sweet, you’re all set.

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recipe updated Jul 1, 2020


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    4 ½ cups (about 1.08 kg)
  • Heavy cream icon
    Heavy cream
    ½ cup (about 120 g)
  • Sea salt icon
    Sea salt
    ¼ tsp (about 1.62 g)
  • Ground cinnamon icon
    Ground cinnamon
    ¼ tsp (about 0.66 g)
  • Brown sugar icon
    Brown sugar
    ¼ cup (about 48.6 g)
  • Vanilla bean icon
    Vanilla bean
    1 (about 3 g)
  • Short-grain white rice icon
    Short-grain white rice
    3 cups (about 599.98 g)
  • Raisins icon
    ¾ cup (about 126 g)


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  • kCook icon Inner pot

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  1. Add dry ingredients to the inner pot
  2. Add water to the inner pot
  3. Stir until combined
  4. Close and lock the lid and turn the steam release handle to Sealing
  5. Pressure cook - Manual, High, 8 min
  6. Natural release - 10 min
  7. Release pressure -
  8. Then stir heavy cream into the inner pot
  9. Let rest - 5 min
  10. Serve
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