Make this Easy & Delicious Instant Pot Coconut Rice Recipe. Al dente Jasmine rice bursting with sweet aroma & creamy coconut savory flavors. Perfect pressure cooker side dish to many spicy or bold Asian dishes! 🙂
Coconut rice is awesome because it’s simple and easy to make.
Though it looks just like the regular plain white rice, but once you lean close…
Oh~ You’ll be captivated by the irresistible sweet & soothing aroma.
It. Smells. AMAZING!
I couldn’t help but take big deep sniffs like a 3rd grader addicted to sniffing scratch n’ sniff stickers!
And your taste buds will be pleasantly surprised by the al dente Jasmine rice infused with the deliciously creamy flavors. It will linger in your mouth and refresh your breath like a fresh mint.
Variations of Coconut Rice are popular in South and Southeast Asian cultures such as Burma, Indonesia, Thailand, and India, as well as Caribbean cultures such as Panama and Puerto Rico.
Let’s make us some Instant Pot Coconut Rice!!
Ingredients for Instant Pot Coconut Rice
1 cup (230g) Jasmine rice
Coconut Milk Mixture:
½ cup (125ml) 100% unsweetened coconut milk – this is the best tasting one out of the 4 brands we tried while developing recipes. It’s not diluted, no additives, stabilizers, thickeners, gums, or preservatives.
Pro Tip #1: we also tested the coconut rice recipe with this more accessible & cheaper unsweetened coconut milk from the same brand. It also tasted delicious (totally unbiased 😛 ).
Take note that both of these unsweetened coconut milk are different from the refrigerated coconut milk for drinking. 🙂
Pro Tip #2: If you’re enjoying this Instant Pot Coconut Rice with strong-flavored dishes, use ¼ tsp of salt. But, if you’re enjoying it on it’s own or with light flavors, use ½ tsp of salt to further enhance the flavors and elevate the dish! Anything over ½ tsp of salt would be too salty, so be careful.
Rinse Rice: Rinse rice under cold tap water until clear. Drain well.
Create Coconut Milk Mixture: In a 2 cups (500ml) glass measuring cup, mix ¼ - ½ tsp fine sea salt, ½ cup (125ml) unsweetened coconut milk, and ¾ cup (188ml) unsalted chicken stock together. Mix well.
Pressure Cook Coconut Rice: Place 1 cup (230g) of Jasmine rice into the pressure cooker. Pour in all the coconut milk mixture and give it a quick stir to ensure all the rice is covered in liquid. Close lid and pressure cook at High Pressure using Manual/Pressure Cook button for 5 minutes + 10 minutes Natural Release. The floating valve may drop at around 6 - 7 minutes, but don't open the lid until the full 10 minutes. Open the lid carefully.
Serve: Fluff the Instant Pot Coconut Rice and serve with your favorite main dish.
Coconut Rice: unsweetened coconut milk used in this recipe is different from the refrigerated coconut milk for drinking. ?
Amount of Salt: If you're enjoying the coconut rice with strong-flavored dishes, use ¼ tsp of salt. But, if you're enjoying it on it's own or with light flavors, use ½ tsp of salt to further enhance the flavors. Anything over ½ tsp of salt will be too salty.
Softer Rice: use more unsalted chicken stock (add in ¼ cup intervals) and adjust accordingly.