Easy Instant Pot Coconut Rice


Easy Instant Pot Coconut Rice

Easy Instant Pot Coconut Rice
Easy Instant Pot Coconut Rice

"I do like my rice pretty plain in general but when combined with a nice and rich curry it's something else. Cooking your instant pot coconut rice in an instant pot is such a win-win. It is a quick and super-efficient way and let's be honest, quick is always a bonus. So, here you have a super delicious and fluffy instant pot coconut rice ready to accompany your desired curries. An amazing, aromatic, easy to make instant pot coconut rice that makes the perfect side dish to almost all Asian dishes. Your family will love it and there are just three ingredients needed."


Preparation Time5 min

Chilling Time7 min

Cooking Time12 min

Cooking MethodSlow Cooker


  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 2 cups Jasmine rice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 tbsp fresh herbs optional
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest optional
  • 2 tbsp desiccated coconut or freshly grated coconut - optional
  1. Measure the Jasmine rice and place it in a colander. Run water through it and rinse it several times until the water runs clear. Allow the water to drain completely.

  2. Place the rice in the instant pot and add the coconut milk and the water. Do not mix or stir.

  3. Cover the instant pot with its lid and turn the valve to the sealed position. Set the timer for the rice option and cook on high pressure for 6 minutes. Once it is finished cooking and time is up, allow the pressure release for 5 minutes then do a quick release by turning the valve to release position.

  4. Allow the rice to cool before fluffing it. See recipe notes for more on this.

  5. If you choose to add lemon zest, desiccated coconut and herbs add those before serving and once it has cooled slightly.

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