Black Rice Pudding
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Black Rice Pudding

How to get perfect pressure cooker black rice pudding each time. No more over or undercooked rice, make a perfect creamy black rice purdding in your Instant Pot or Pressure Cooker.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Breakfast, Desserts, Rice
Cuisine: Thai
Keyword: Black Rice Pudding, Instant Pot Black Rice Pudding, Instant Pot Rice Pudding
Servings: 4
Calories: 338kcal
Author: Urvashi Pitre



For the Rice

For Finishing


  • Place all ingredients for the rice in the inner liner of your Instant Pot or pressure cooker.
  • Cook on High Pressure for 22 minutes and allow it to release pressure naturally for 15 minutes. Then release any remaining pressure.
  • Open the lid and stir the rice vigorously to break up the rice grains and allow it to leach the starch.
  • Slowly start adding the additional coconut milk while still mixing vigorously. As you do this, the rice is giving up its starchy goodness into the coconut milk and making a beautifully yummy concoction.
  • You may not need all the coconut milk, but let it sit for 5-10 minutes before you decide that, as the rice continues to soak up the coconut milk. This is a good time to taste and see if it's sweet enough for you. You might have to eat a lot of it to decide that.
  • Once the coconut milk is absorbed you're ready to eat!


  • Make sure you are using good quality black rice! Your rice pudding is only as good as the rice you use, so make sure you get some good rice.
  • Rinse and drain the rice as well as you can. Rinsing the rice removes the surface starch from the rice, which will keep it from clumping together and turning into a gooey mess.
  • Make sure you measure the water and rice carefully! Too much water and it will be mush, too much rice and it will be crunchy.
  • Allow the rice to NPR (natural pressure release) for 10 minutes. This is important to allow it to cook
  • Feel free to drizzle some warm coconut milk over the finished Black Rice Pudding for some added coconut goodness.
  • You can also add some fruit to the pudding to mix it up a little.


Calories: 338kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Sodium: 308mg | Potassium: 289mg | Fiber: 1g