Coconut Rice In Instant Pot

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With the perfect texture and delicious flavor, you’ll love this Coconut Rice in the Instant Pot. Such an easy recipe! You can use any kind of white rice you have on hand.

hand scooping out coconut rice from instant pot

Instant Pot Coconut Rice

Adding flavor to rice really puts it over the top! And this recipe is a really simple take on coconut-infused rice. You just need white rice, lite coconut milk, water, and some seasonings. The instant pot does all the work for you!

You can use any type of white rice for this recipe. Jasmine rice is shown, but you can also use basmati rice or plain white rice. That makes this recipe easy for any occasion.

coconut rice in instant pot

Along with this coconut rice, we love to try all kinds of simple side dishes in the instant pot. Just a few of our favorites: Frozen Brussels Sprouts, Instant Pot Great Northern Beans, Sushi Rice, Brown Rice, Cilantro Lime Rice.

How To Make Coconut Rice in the Instant Pot

Open up the instant pot and pour in white rice. Add sugar, salt, coconut milk, and water. Close the lid of the instant pot and flip the valve to sealed.

Cook at high pressure for 4 minutes, then let the steam naturally release for another 10 minutes. Finally, turn the valve to do a quick release.

Once steam is all released, open the lid of the instant pot. Give rice a stir. Then scoop rice out of instant pot into a serving bowl.

forkful of cooked coconut rice

Cooking Tips

  • Use lite (low-fat) coconut milk for this recipe. Full-fat coconut milk can cause some instant pots to show a “burn” notification
  • If you rinse your rice during prep, it will absorb some of the water, so you only need to use a 1/4 cup of water for cooking
  • Be sure to mix up the coconut rice when it’s done cooking, to blend the liquids into the rice
  • Sugar is optional here, but does add flavor

close-up of coconut rice in serving bowl

Does Coconut Rice Taste Like Coconut?

Yes, but it’s a very mild, subtle flavor from the coconut milk. It tastes more savory than super sweet.

white rice cooked in instant pot

How To Avoid Mushy Coconut Rice:

Use the appropriate amount of water and cook for the right amount of time. Ratio of water to rice should be 1/2: 1 1/2 cups. Cook according to package instructions. Mushy rice results from the grain of the rice splitting open and becoming too soft.

cooked coconut jasmine rice

How Long Does Coconut Rice Last in the Fridge?

Properly stored and sealed, coconut rice can last up to 5 days in the refrigerator.

bowl of cooked jasmine rice

What To Serve With Coconut Rice

Coconut rice is delicious with fun foods like Air Fryer Frozen Coconut Shrimp, Coconut Crusted Chicken Tenders (Keto, Gluten-Free), and Chili Lime Chicken Stir Fry Recipe.

Or top it with yummy veggies like Air Fryer Frozen Asparagus, Sautéed Bell Peppers Recipe, or Instant Pot Frozen Brussels Sprouts.

can of lite coconut milk next to bowl of coconut rice

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Coconut Rice in Instant Pot

With the perfect texture and delicious flavor, you'll love this Coconut Rice in the Instant Pot. Such an easy recipe! You can use any kind of white rice you have on hand.
Prep Time2 minutes
Cook Time4 minutes
natural pressure release10 minutes
Total Time16 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Keyword: coconut rice in instant pot
Cooking Method: Instant Pot
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 337kcal

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups white rice
  • 13.5 oz lite coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar optional

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Instructions

  • Open up the instant pot and pour in white rice. Add sugar, salt, coconut milk, and water.
  • Close the lid of the instant pot and flip the valve to sealed.
  • Cook at high pressure for 4 minutes, then let the steam naturally release for another 10 minutes. Finally, turn the valve to do a quick release.
  • Once steam is all released, open the lid of the instant pot. Give rice a stir.
  • Scoop rice out of instant pot into a serving bowl.

Notes

  • Use lite (low-fat) coconut milk for this recipe. Full-fat coconut milk can cause some instant pots to show a "burn" notification
  • If you rinse your rice during prep, it will absorb some of the water, so you only need to use a 1/4 cup of water for cooking
  • Be sure to mix up the coconut rice when it's done cooking, to blend the liquids into the rice
  • Sugar is optional here, but does add flavor
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Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 337kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 230mg | Potassium: 80mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. 5 stars
    I like to do coconut rice with: 2 cups of rice, 1 cup of water, 1 can of coconut milk, and 1/2 tsp of salt. 12 minutes on the rice function.

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