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instant pot coconut rice served in a wooden bowl with chopsticks on the side
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Instant Pot Coconut Rice

This easy Instant Pot coconut rice recipe is rich, fragrant with a slightly sweet, buttery coconut flavor. It a perfect side dish and pairs well with many cusines - Thai, Indian, Carribean.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Thai
Keyword instant pot coconut rice
Diet Gluten-Free, Vegan
Method Instant Pot/Pressure Cooker
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 3
Calories 217kcal
Author Bhavana Patil



Instant Pot Instructions

  • Rince, the jasmine rice 2-3 times until the water runs clear (removes extra starch), and drain the remaining water.
    step to rinse jasmine rice collage
  • Add the rinsed rice, coconut milk, water, and salt to the Instant Pot steel insert. Stir well.
    step to add add rice, coconut milk for coconut milk rice collage
  • Close the lid securely, and turn the vent to "SEALING". Select the PRESSURE COOK/MANUAL (High Pressure) setting and set the cooking time to 4 minutes.
  • When the instant pot beeps, allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes, then release any remaining pressure before removing the lid.
    perefectly cooked coconut milk rice collage
  • Fluff the rice with a fork or ladle, and serve coconut rice your favorite main dish.
    coconut milk in a wooden laddle

Stovetop Instructions

  • Here are steps to cook coconut rice on a stovetop pot. The rice to coconut milk water ratio will remain the same for the stovetop.
    Rince, the jasmine rice 2-3 times until the water runs clear (removes extra starch), and drain the remaining water.
    Combine canned coconut milk, water, and salt in a large pot and bring it to a boil on medium heat.
    Then add the rice, and stir to combine. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer for about 18-20 minutes – until rice is fluffy and liquid has been absorbed.
    Remove from heat and allow the rice to sit for another 5 minutes. Fluff the rice with a fork, and you are ready to serve.


Calories: 217kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 184mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 0.03g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 3mg