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.

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! 🙂

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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 Recipe 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.

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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


Instant Pot Coconut Rice Recipe Ingredients
  • 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.
  • ¾ cup (188ml) homemade unsalted chicken stock
  • ¼ – ½ teaspoon fine sea salt/table salt

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.

Tool for Instant Pot Coconut Rice


Instructions for Instant Pot Coconut Rice


Step 1
Rinse Rice


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

Step 2
Create Coconut Milk Mixture

Ingredients & Tools

½ cup (125ml) 100% unsweetened coconut milk
¾ cup (188ml) unsalted chicken stock
¼ – ½ teaspoon Fine sea salt/table salt

2 cups (500ml) Glass measuring cup

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.

Step 3
Pressure Cook Coconut Rice

Ingredients & Tools

1 cup (230g) Jasmine rice
Coconut milk mixture

Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker

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:

  • Pressure Cooking Method: High Pressure for 5 minutes
  • Pressure Release Method: 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.

Step 4
Serve the 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!

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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.
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Recipe type: Dinner, Lunch, Rice, Side Dish, Super Easy
Cuisine: Thai
Serving: 2 - 3
Ingredients
  • 1 cup (230g) Jasmine rice
Coconut Milk Mixture:
Instructions
  1. Rinse Rice: Rinse rice under cold tap water until clear. Drain well.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Serve: Fluff the Instant Pot Coconut Rice and serve with your favorite main dish.
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 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.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 136 g Calories: 297

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

    1. Hi Catherine,

      Hope you had a wonderful New Year 🙂
      Thank you so much for your kind words on the recipe!

      The cooking time will be the same.

      Happy New Year & please take care
      Jacky

    1. Hi Holly!!

      So happy to hear from you 🙂 Hope you have been doing well.

      I would say roughly 20 – 22 minutes + Natural release for brown Jasmine rice.

      Take care & have fun cooking
      Jacky

  2. 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

  3. 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)

  4. Hi Amy and Jacky,

    I want to double the recipe, ie, 3 cups of Jasmine rice. Do I also double the liquids? For some reason, I remember seeing 1 cup of liquid to recipes.

    Thank you…..I just love coconut rice.

    1. Hi Donna,

      thank you so much for your kind words and question 🙂

      For this recipe, you will have to double the liquid as well.

      Take care & have fun cooking
      Jacky

  5. Hi Amy and Jacky! We make this rice all the time now and love it! I’m wondering if I want to make basmati coconut rice if I should just follow all the same quantities but maybe increase the time? How many minutes under pressure would you suggest? Thanks!

  6. So excited to try this recipe. Just checking for the coconut milk is it the liquid refrigerator kind, or the thick kind from a can?

    Thanks,

    Jenn

  7. Hi guys. Just wondering if you can use more coconut milk and substitute the chicken broth with vegetable broth or water? Thanks Dwayne

    1. Hi Dwayne,

      Thank you for your question 🙂

      Vegetable broth or water will work fine.

      Maybe only a slight adjustment on the coconut milk and broth ratio as the liquid could become too thick with too much coconut milk.

      You can use the Pot in Pot method if you want to use a lot more coconut milk.

      Happy New Year & Have a great weekend!
      Jacky

  8. Hello Amy + Jacky,

    I made an IP red chicken curry with your IP coconut rice. It was delicious ! I made a double recipe because I knew I would need more for my wife and I.

    Thanks again

  9. This was perfect! Didn’t need butter, didn’t need salt. It was great! I used better than bouillon for the chicken broth left out the extra salt. The only downside it didn’t make a lot LOL

  10. I have been intending to make sticky coconut rice to serve as a dessert with mangos for some time. However, I don’t want to use chicken broth. Can I substitute a drinkable coconut milk to blend with the non-drinkable coconut milk? I have a 7 cup glass bowl I use for pot-in-pot steamed oatmeal. Would my cooking time change if I use that bowl if I can’t find the right size of stainless bowl? I am quite new to Instant Pot cooking and enjoying experimenting. Your informative tested recipes are very helpful.

  11. Hi, I am a new IP user and I’m in need of some clarification. When you say “cook at High Pressure for 5 minutes + 10 minutes Natural Release” does this mean on the manual setting? On the rice setting? I have an IP Duo. I’m actually making the rice now (LOL!) so I suppose I’ll see if setting it to manual and winging it works in a few minutes!

    Thanks!

    1. Hi Karlyn,

      thank you so much for your question 🙂

      All our recipes are developed with the manual button unless specified otherwise.

      Have an amazing Sunday!!

      Take care & have fun cooking
      Jacky

  12. I’m going to follow your tips as I still haven’t managed to cook rice decently with the Instant Pot. A variety I’d like to be able to cook in the pot is red rice (from Camargue, France). Apart from being lovely with a nutty taste and a bit of bite, it’s supposed to be healthy too – I have tried twice but both times was totally off and it was still undercooked and salty! I hope you’ll include it in your rice collection in the future! Thanks for your clear directions. I want to try this coconut rice this week!

    1. Hi Sue,

      thank you for your kind words 🙂

      Red rice should take roughly the same time and ratio as brown rice. We will purchase some to give it a try!

      Will be looking forward to hearing what you think of the coconut rice!

      Take care & have fun cooking
      Jacky

    1. Hi Crystal,

      thank you for your question 🙂
      It will work in a rice cooker. Just cook your rice as usual by subbing water with chicken stock and coconut milk.

      Take care & have fun cooking
      Jacky

  13. Hi Jacky and Amy,

    The first time I made this it worked perfectly, but the next couple of times I got the (small) layer of burnt rice too. The amounts of rice and liquids were exactly the same each time and the same brand of canned coconut milk used. I did switch to a different brand of jasmine rice so wondered if it might be starchier (I rinsed but maybe not enough?)?

    I’m careful to check that my vent is in the sealing position and I think my pot/ring is sealed properly because I’m not having trouble reaching pressure or making other dishes…

    The rice was still very yummy and I really enjoy all your recipes that I’ve tried so far—they are fantastic! I’m just a little stumped by why this one worked perfectly at first and now doesn’t? Any ideas? Thanks!

  14. Hi there. I followed these instructions to the letter, but unfortunately the bottom layer of rice was burned when I opened up the pot after ten minutes NR. What am I doing wrong? Do you actually turn the Instant Pot OFF when you do the natural release? I’ve been told there’s no difference, though I’m beginning to suspect there is. Thanks.

    1. Hi Gillian,

      thank you for your question.

      Turning the Instant Pot off when doing the natural release will not make a difference.

      There are a few possibilities on what happened:
      1) The pressure cooker was not sealed correctly. The sealing ring may not have seated properly or the venting knob was still at the venting position.
      2) The wrong kind of coconut milk (the beverage kind) was used or the liquid to rice ratio was off.

      Have fun cooking & take care!
      Jacky

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