Instant Pot Chocolate Peppermint Rice Pudding

Recipe posted in: Flex Meals & Snacks, Snacks, Desserts
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Warm up this season with a quick and easy Instant Pot rice pudding. Filled with the flavors of chocolate and peppermint, it’s sure to carry you away to winter wonderland.

Rice pudding is an underrated dessert that deserves the spotlight. Brown rice and milk create the perfect base that lends itself to any tastes you desire. We use unsweetened cocoa powder and peppermint extract to add big flavor with very little calories. Even better, the amazing Instant Pot helps to make this recipe quick and easy to prepare and clean up.

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One serving of this Instant Pot Chocolate Peppermint Rice Pudding contains 204 calories and counts as one SmartCarb and two Extras on the Nutrisystem program. If you’d like to add a PowerFuel, feel free to sprinkle some slivered almonds on top. You could also top it with a dollop of light whipped cream, just be sure to count it towards your daily Extras.

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Servings: 6 (1 serving = ~½ cup)

Calories per Serving: 204

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 SmartCarb, 2 Extras


  • 1 cup brown rice, uncooked
  • 1 ½ cup water
  • 1 ½ cup nonfat milk
  • 2 packets stevia
  • 2 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ cup half and half, fat free
  • 1 tsp. peppermint extract
  • 4 peppermint hard candies, crushed


  1. Place rice, water and milk into the Instant Pot bowl.
  2. SEAL lid and set to PORRIDGE for 20 minutes.
  3. Naturally release for 10-12 minutes and then quickly release by moving toggle to VENT.
  4. Stir in stevia, cocoa powder, half and half and peppermint extract. 5. If too thick, add more milk or water as needed.
  5. Top with crushed peppermint candies.
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