BM #86 Week 2 Day 1 - 

This week I shall highlight some dishes which can be made during any festival season.

This was the first dish I tried after I opened the Instant pot a few months back. Traditionally, this rice kheer takes about 2-3 hours to get the desired consistency and color. I was amazed to see that it took just about 50-55 minutes in the Instant Pot to get the same (actually better) results. My husband loved the look and taste of the pinkish kheer.

Ingredients - 

Ghee 2 Tbsp
Basmati Rice 1/2 cup (Washed and soaked for 10 minutes)
Milk (Full Fat) 5 cups
Sugar 1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp (adjust as per preference)
Mixed Nuts, coarsely chopped 2-3 Tbsp
Saffron a pinch

Method Of Preparation -

Turn Instant Pot to Saute mode. Add ghee and rice. Saute for 30 seconds.

Add 5 cups of whole milk, sugar, nuts and saffron.

Close Instant Pot lid with the pressure valve to sealing. Press Porridge button. Set it for 30 minutes. Allow Natural Pressure Release (10-15 minutes).

Open the Instant Pot, Mash the rice with the back of a spoon or use an immersion blender. 

Cook on saute for 2-3 mins to achieve the desired consistency while stirring constantly. Keep on the warm mode until ready to be served.

Serve Warm or Chilled.


Preparation Time 1 hr
Makes 6 cups 


  1. Guess I need to look for an instant pot. The method of cooking sounds amazing. And the kheer looks so yum.

  2. CookwithRenu Says:
  3. Wow this looks so easy in an Instant pot. I don't have an IP yet, but after reading your post tempted to buy one. The Rice kheer looks so delicious. Loved it.

  4. IP sounds like a blessing ! The kheer sounds so simple , no stree of stirring ! Sit back and enjoy the yummy kheer !

  5. Usha Says:
  6. Kheer looks so creamy and rich. I tried semiya payasam in IP not with rice.

  7. Unknown Says:
  8. Wow the kheer looks absolutely divine harini. I got my Ip few months back too totally agree it is always a breeze to cook lengthy recipes in IP. Love the consistency you have achieved.. Am so tempted :)

  9. Jyoti Babel Says:
  10. I love kheer in all forms. Instant pots are a rage these days and surely they reduce our need to oversee the cooking process. Your kheer in instant pot has come out great. well done.

  11. Srivalli Says:
  12. IP is really seems to be a boon to make all these dishes so quickly!..very nice one

  13. Srividhya Says:
  14. Yayyy welcome and join the IP family. :-) Love that kheer and that color says it all. yum

  15. code2cook Says:
  16. Yummmy, rice kheer is my favorite, especially when served chilled. WIth saffron, it gives a rich and nice flavor. Love it.

  17. Priya Suresh Says:
  18. Looks like Instant pot sounds as an interesting addition.Am so tempted to get mine very soon. Kheer looks ultimate.

  19. IP seems to be a bliss and makes life easier. The kheer looks so delicious and rich.

  20. IP is surely a blessing to many!! kheer looks rich and creamy!!!

  21. Pavani Says:
  22. Wow, such creamy and yummy looking kheer. I haven't tried making any desserts in the Instant pot. Will have to try this some time.

  23. I love any version of rice pudding - though I dont have an instant pot - will gladly make this stove top way!

  24. Sowmya :) Says:
  25. This is one of my favourite kheers and look like IP makes things so much easier....yum yum

  26. sushma Says:
  27. I am yet to buy an Instant pot. Pudding looks nice and creamy

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