Yield: 6 servings

Instant Pot Arroz con Dulce (Puerto Rican Style Rice Pudding)

Instant Pot Arroz con Dulce (Puerto Rican Rice Pudding) in small glass trifle dishes.

A spice infused, thick non-dairy rice pudding made in the IP/pressure cooker with no stirring necessary!

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Additional Time 15 minutes
Total Time 48 minutes


  • 3 cups water
  • 3 cinnamon sticks (3-4" each)
  • 3 star anise
  • 8 cloves
  • 4-5 thin slice fresh ginger
  • 1 cup arborio rice
  • 1 1/2 cups spice infused water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup coconut milk (see notes)
  • 1 cup non-dairy coconut milk (see notes)
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries, dried cherries, or raisins
  • non-dairy whipped cream (see notes) for garnish
  • cinnamon or fresh grated nutmeg for garnish


  1. Add water, spices, and ginger to a saucepan over high heat. Bring to a boil. Lower heat to a gentle boil. Reduce water to about 1 1/2 cups. If you need to add a bit of water to bring it to 1 1/2 cups, that's fine.
  2. Pour spice infused water through a strainer into the IP/pressure cooker. Add arborio rice and salt.
  3. Lock lid in place. Set to 3 minutes. Keep in mind the time to pressurize varies. If you start with hot water, it reduces the time.
  4. While the rice cooks, whisk together the coconut milk through vanilla together.
  5. When the pressure is released, whisk in the coconut milk and eggs mixture.
  6. Select sauté setting and cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture starts to boil. Turn off pressure cooker. Remove pot from the pressure cooker. Stir in dried fruit.
  7. Mixture will thicken as it cools. Allow to cool about 20 minutes to serve warm, or refrigerate and chill.
  8. Before serving, garnish as desired.


Don't confuse coconut milk (in a can) with non-dairy coconut milk (in a carton). You need the coconut flavor from the coconut milk. You can substitute nut milk (or even dairy milk) for the non-dairy coconut milk.

If you're not concerned about dairy, by all means, use real whipped cream! There are some decent non-dairy options, or you can omit.

Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 300Total Fat: 10gCarbohydrates: 52gProtein: 4g