Instant Pot Coconut Rice

Instant Pot Coconut Rice

Last Updated on September 12, 2020 by Tina

Instant Pot Coconut Rice is an easy side dish with a slightly sweet taste that is a great compliment to any chicken, fish, or pork dish! Quickly made in the Instant Pot with a ten minute cook time.


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What is coconut rice?

This is a dish that is cooked by soaking rice in coconut milk with a little bit of sugar and salt. It originates from Southeast Asia, Latin America, and Africa where it is often a staple on dinner tables.

Cooking the coconut rice in the Instant Pot at least halves the amount of cooking time versus the stove. This recipe is adapted from Pressure Cooking Today.

Preparing the rice

This is a quick recipe to put together. First rinse your Jasmine rice, and add to the pot.

overhead view of jasmine rice in Instant Pot

Add sugar, salt, water, and coconut milk. I use full fat coconut milk. Stir everything together.

overhead view of coconut rice ingredients in Instant Pot

Cooking and serving the rice

Seal the lid on the pressure cooker, and cook on high pressure (normal) for three minutes followed by a seven minute natural pressure release. When finished stir and fluff the rice.

overhead view of cooked coconut rice in pressure cooker

Serve immediately or store in an airtight container for up to one week.

If you liked this you might enjoy Instant Pot Pork Egg Roll in a Bowl, Instant Pot Green Beans, or Instant Pot Blackberry Cobbler!

bowl of coconut rice on black textured background in bowl with blue edge garnished with sliced carrots and green onions with parsley, chop sticks resting on bottom right of bowl

Instant Pot Coconut Rice

An easy side dish this Instant Pot Coconut Rice is a slightly sweet delight that goes great with pork, fish, and chicken!
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: coconut rice, easy instant pot side dish, easy side dish, instant pot coconut rice, pressure cooker coconut rice
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 327kcal
Author: Tina


  • 1 1/2 cups Jasmine rice rinsed
  • 16.7 ounces coconut milk full fat
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup water


  • Combine all ingredients in the Instant Pot and stir.
  • Seal lid and cook on high pressure (normal) for three minutes then follow with a seven minute natural pressure release.
  • Fluff rice, and serve immediately. Store in an airtight container for up to one week.



Serving: 1serving | Calories: 327kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Sodium: 14mg | Potassium: 227mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 3mg
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