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!
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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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.*Rate the Recipe: If you've tried the recipe, don't forget to Rate the Recipe in the Comments Section. Thank you!
Instant Pot Coconut Rice Step-by-Step Cooking Guide
Ingredients for Instant Pot Coconut Rice
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.