Brown Rice Pudding / Kheer – Instant Pot Pressure Cooker


Brown Rice Pudding Kheer Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

Kheer or Payasam is an Indian favorite dessert for special occasions. It is basically rice pudding made with rice and milk infused with saffron, cardamom and assorted dried fruits. This recipe is a variation to use brown rice in this favorite dessert made in the Instant Pot.

As I mentioned in my (white) Rice Kheer recipe, using the instant pot to make kheer is a game changer.  There is no stirring the kheer for an hour or two while it cooks. Just add in all the ingredients and push the porridge button. Come back to delicious kheer ready in 45 minutes. Since I posted the white rice kheer recipe, I got multiple request for a brown rice kheer recipe, which is preferred for health reasons by some people.

How to make Brown Rice Kheer in Instant Pot?

This recipe is very similar to the rice kheer, the two main differences are – Less milk as brown rice fluff less than white rice and more cooking time.

I rinsed and soaked the brown rice for 2 hours. Then cooked them with all the ingredients for 30 minutes in porridge mode and let the pressure release naturally.

Brown Rice Pudding Kheer Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Ingredients

Some folks have had disappointments with kheer in the instant pot, as the milk has curdled. Hence the foremost step in this recipe is to clean the instant pot, lid and sealing ring thoroughly. If you do keep separate sealing rings for sweet and savory foods, do use the one for sweets before making kheer.

Here is a quick 40-second video showing how easy it is to make this delicious kheer in the instant pot:

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Brown Rice Pudding Kheer Instant Pot Pressure Cooker
Brown Rice Pudding / Kheer - Instant Pot Pressure Cooker
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
45 mins

An Indian favorite dessert for special occasions - Kheer made with brown rice and milk infused with saffron, cardamom and assorted dried fruits. 

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 6
Calories: 231 kcal
Author: Piping Pot Curry
  1. Sanitize the instant pot thoroughly - the steel insert, lid and sealing ring. If you have an extra sealing ring for sweet foods, use it. 

  2. Add everything in the instant pot. Close lid with vent in sealing position.

  3. Set instant pot to PORRIDGE mode for 30 minutes. When instant pot beeps, let the pressure release naturally.

  4. Open Instant Pot and mix well. The pudding would have a thinner consistency at this time. It will thicken as it cools.

  5. Rice Pudding or Kheer is ready. Serve warm or chilled. 

Recipe Notes
  • If you don't have already roasted nuts. Add 1 tbsp of ghee in the instant pot and saute the nuts for about a minute. Then follow the recipe. 
  • Variations: 
    • Add cinnamon powder and vanilla essence to get a different flavor. 
    • You can use brown sugar instead of white sugar, based on your preference. 
  • Pro tip:
    • When kheer is stored, it gets thicker and creamier. If you prefer, you can thin the consistency by adding more milk. 
    • If your family loves kheer, don't forget to double the recipe. We hardly have any leftovers with this quantity 😉.  Same cooking time even if you double or triple the quantity.
Nutrition Facts
Brown Rice Pudding / Kheer - Instant Pot Pressure Cooker
Amount Per Serving
Calories 231 Calories from Fat 83
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.2g 14%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 85mg 4%
Potassium 90mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 31.2g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 17.2g
Protein 7.5g 15%
Calcium 16%
Iron 3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Note: Nutrition values are my best estimates. If you rely on them for your diet, use your preferred nutrition calculator.

I hope you enjoy this easy and delicious rice pudding. Do share how it turned out!

Here is another dessert that you might enjoy – KheerCarrot PuddingCoconut Almond Laddoo.

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5 thoughts on “Brown Rice Pudding / Kheer – Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

  1. Hi Meeta,
    Just made brown basmati rice kheer following your recipe, perfect, thick and delicious.
    Only change I did was 1 cup rice, 6 cups whole milk + 2 cups carnation evaporated milk.
    Thank you,

    1. Hey Raj – Glad to hear you enjoyed the kheer with brown rice. Great adjustments. I was glad my hubby did not even realize that the kheer was made with brown rice until I told him 🙂

    1. Hello Kristen – Thanks! I have seen many posts where people have said they make similar pudding with almond milk and it is great. So you could give it a try and do let me know how you like it.

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