Instant Pot Coconut Rice

Easy Instant Pot Coconut Rice Recipe with sweet aroma & creamy flavors. Perfect pressure cooker side dish to spicy, bold Asian food.

Learn how to make Easy & Delicious Instant Pot Coconut Rice. Al dente Jasmine rice bursting with sweet aroma & creamy coconut savory flavors. Perfect pressure cooker side dish to many spicy or bold Asian dishes!

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Jacky is a huge fan of coconut-anything from fresh coconut to coconut water, coconut flakes, to coconut milk.

If you walk into our kitchen and open our cabinets, you’ll be sure to find fully stocked coconut-goodies. Ok! At least I try to!! 😛

You win a man’s heart through his stomach, right? #bestwifeaward

So, we were thrilled to test this Instant Pot Coconut Rice with our Instant Pot Thai Green Curry Chicken!

Easy Instant Pot Coconut Rice Recipe with sweet aroma & creamy flavors. Perfect pressure cooker side dish to spicy, bold Asian food.

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 cook some Delicious Coconut Rice in Instant Pot!

Easy Instant Pot Coconut Rice Recipe with sweet aroma & creamy flavors. Perfect pressure cooker side dish to spicy, bold Asian food.

Instant Pot Coconut Rice

Easy Instant Pot Coconut Rice Recipe: al dente Jasmine rice bursting with sweet fragrance & creamy coconut flavors. Perfect pressure cooker side dish to spicy or bold Asian dishes.
5 from 8 votes
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Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 24 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
Servings: 2 - 4
Calories: 245kcal
Author: Amy + Jacky

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup (230g) Jasmine rice

Coconut Milk Mixture:

Instructions

  • Rinse Rice: Rinse rice under cold tap water until clear. Drain well.
  • Make 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.
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Recipe Notes:

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 its 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.
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Nutrition:

Serving: 136g | Calories: 245kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Sodium: 165mg | Potassium: 170mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian, Thai
Keyword: coconut basmati rice, coconut jasmine rice, coconut milk rice instant pot, coconut rice, coconut rice in instant pot, coconut rice recipe, coconut rice thai, how to make coconut rice, instant pot coconut rice, instapot coconut rice, pressure cooker coconut rice
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Instant Pot Coconut Rice Step-by-Step Cooking Guide

Ingredients for Instant Pot Coconut Rice

Instant Pot Coconut Rice Recipe Ingredients

Coconut Milk Mixture:

  • 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.

Tools for Instant Pot Coconut Rice

1

Rinse Jasmine Rice


Rinse rice under cold tap water until clear. Drain well.

2

Make 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.

*Pro Tip: We enjoy al dente rice with a chew, so if you prefer softer rice, use more unsalted chicken stock (add in ¼ cup intervals) and adjust accordingly.

3

Pressure Cook Coconut Rice


Place 1 cup (230g) of Jasmine rice in Instant Pot 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:

  • Pressure Cooking Method: High Pressure for 5 minutes + 10 minutes Natural Release

Open the lid carefully.

*Pro Tip: The floating valve may drop at around 6 – 7 minutes, but don’t open the lid until the full 10 minutes.

4

Serve Instant Pot Coconut Rice


Fluff the Instant Pot Coconut Rice and serve with your favorite main dish.

This Fragrant Instant Pot Rice matches extremely well with our Instant Pot Thai Green Curry Chicken!

Make this Instant Pot Thai Green Curry Chicken Recipe (Gang Kiew Wan Gai). Addictive to eat pressure cooker curry with rich depths of flavors & fragrance.


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Valerie Adams

I made this rice last night with a coconut curry. It was perfect. And, so easy to prepare. I find that I turn to your site often for my instant pot dishes. Good work and thank you!!5 stars

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Denise DC

I was searching for an IP coconut rice recipe, so imagine my relief when I found Amy + Jacky’s recipe popped up during my search. My family and I make their recipes pretty frequently (spaghetti bolognese is is our go-to meal!), so I knew this one would be another keeper. It was so easy and the results are consistently amazing (like every other A + J recipe)! Thanks so much, y’all!!5 stars

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Louise Bailey

You two are awesome and love your recipes. Just tried the coconut rice in the Crockpot Express and it was absolutely wonderful. Will be making it again.5 stars

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Candace Savoie

Hi, to feed 8 hearty eaters I should probably triple the ingredients, right? If so, do i triple the rice and liquids but leave the cooking time the same? Thank you!!

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Ann

Hello! First time posting here. I love you recipes I love the instant pot. I didn’t know where to ask this rice question so I’m asking it here. I found this recipe for a coconut rice that’s popular in Kenya and I’m wondering if somehow it could be adapted for the instant pot? It is on youTube: Jikonimagic_rice recipies_Wali wa Nazi (coconut rice). She soaks rice, boils it in thin coconut milk with split cardamom pods for short time, drains the liquid, then cooks again in heavy coconut cream. Sounds yummy but I cannot seem to get rice cooked to… Read more »

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Ann

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Genoa

I made this recipe and it turned out perfectly! I did double the rice and liquid to feed more people and I used the same cooking time. My homemade chicken broth was already lightly salted so I didn’t add any salt, it tasted amazing. I served it with barbecued pork chops with a ginger garlic sauce and grilled pineapple.

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Tori

I am trying this recipe for the first time. Serving it with barbecued chops and pineapple sounds delicious!

Catherine O'Sullivan

Hi
I made the coconut rice and it was brilliant. If I double the rice and the liquid, how long do I cook the rice for a double quantity.
Many Thanks5 stars

Holly

I love this recipe! Can I make it with brown jasmine rice? What are the adjustments?

Thanks!!

Olga Jerinic

Hi Amy and Jacky,
I was wondering why the cook time is 5 minutes for coconut rice but only 3 minutes for your plain jasmine rice recipe?
Thank you!
Olga

Darryl Simpson

Hi Amy & Jackie, I’ve looked at your recipe for ip sticky rice and ip coconut jasmine rice. What I really want to make is an ip coconut sticky rice to have with my curries. There are so many recipes out there for sweet sticky rice, coconut jasmine rice but not coconut glutinous rice. Can you help me out please, Darryl (Australia)

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