This creamy, custard-like rice pudding is so delicious and easy to make, it just might become your new favorite dessert. It is wonderful on its own with a sprinkle of ground cinnamon and maple syrup or with some fresh berries and whipped cream. For a truly decadent treat, serve warm with some homemade Blueberry Maple Compote.*
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes + time to come to pressure
2 T. extra
virgin olive oil
1 c. Arborio rice, rinsed and well drained
2½ c. almond milk, divided
2 T. maple
1 t. real vanilla extract
1 t. ground cinnamon
¼ t. salt
Optional toppings and garnish:
Warm berry compote
Real maple syrup
- Add olive oil to Instant Pot and press the “Sauté” button.
Adjust heat setting to normal. Add rice and stir until coated in the oil and
lightly toasted, approximately 2 minutes.
- Turn Instant Pot off and add 2 cups almond milk, maple
syrup, vanilla extra, cinnamon, and salt. Stir to combine.
- Add lid and lock into place. Press the “Manual” button
and adjust setting to high. Set cook time to 10 minutes and set the pressure
valve to “Sealing.” After a brief pause, the Instant Pot will automatically
start building pressure.
- Meanwhile, whisk the eggs with the remaining almond
milk in a medium-sized mixing bowl and set aside.
- When the cook time is complete, turn the Instant Pot
off to prevent scorching. Allow pressure to release naturally for 15 minutes, and
then release the remaining pressure manually.
- Unlock and remove lid and transfer one heaping
spoonful of the hot rice mixture to the beaten eggs and stir to combine. Repeat
with another spoonful of rice before slowly whisking the tempered egg mixture
into the Instant Pot.
- Press the “Sauté” button and adjust the heat setting
to normal. Stir the mixture continually until the pudding thickens and the egg
is thoroughly incorporated, approximately 3-4 minutes.
- Turn the Instant Pot off and immediately remove the
cooking container to prevent scorching. Allow pudding to cool slightly before
serving or transfer to a storage container and press a layer of plastic wrap
across the surface before placing in the refrigerator.
- Serve warm or chilled topped with fresh fruit or warm berry compote and a dollop of whipped cream, if desired. Enjoy!