¾cupuncooked ricelong grain (or any white rice you have)
14ozcanned lite coconut milk(see notes for other options)
2cupsalmond milkor soy, oat, cashew, or coconut milk
¼cupsugaror more to taste, see notes
Add all the ingredients into your Instant Pot. Mix well to make sure that all of the ingredients are well incorporated and mixed together. Place your Instant Pot lid on and screw to close. Set the valve to "sealing."
Select “Porridge” on your Instant Pot for 20 minutes. Once it has finished cooking, allow it to naturally release for 15 minutes. After the 15 minutes, manually release by using a towel and bringing the valve toward you to release the pressure. Top with more cinnamon or cinnamon sugar as garnish. Serve warm or chilled, and enjoy!
Tips to make rice pudding:
For a lighter rice pudding, use 1¾ or 2 cups of vegan milk or even just water instead of the canned coconut milk
¼ cups sugar makes a lightly sweet rice pudding. I think it's perfect this way when it is warm, but it needs a tiny bit more sugar if served chilled
The rice pudding will thicken as it cools! It might look too watery at first, but give it a stir and let it sit for a few minutes. If you really feel you need to thicken it, turn on the sauté mode and allow the rice pudding to reduce for 5-7 minutes, stirring frequently to prevent burning
Reheating rice pudding: This rice pudding thickens quite a lot as it cools - it will gel up into what looks like almost a solid. If you will have any leftovers, you might need to carefully stir in as much as ½ cup almond milk or water to the mixture and then reheat it. Reheat in the microwave or in a small saucepan on the stovetop.Rice pudding add-ins: Once your rice pudding is ready, feel free to top it with:
Cinnamon sugar (mix ½ cup with 1-2 tablespoons ground cinnamon, to taste. Or use brown sugar or coconut sugar for a richer molasses flavor)