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Instant Pot Coconut Rice

  • Author: 365 Days of Slow and Pressure Cooking
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes (plus 10 minute NPR)
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 (½ cup) servings 1x


Fragrant, creamy coconut rice makes a perfect side dish to Asian main dishes, stir fry or curry. Super fast and easy to make with the help of your pressure cooker. 


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 (13.25 oz) can coconut milk
  • 2 cups uncooked long grain white rice, jasmine rice or parboiled rice
  • 3/4 tsp sea salt
  • Optional: 1-2 tsp coconut oil


  1. Add water to the Instant Pot. Shake up the can of coconut milk well before opening it and adding it into the pot. 
  2. Place rice in a mesh strainer and rinse the rice for a minute under cold water. Shake off excess water and add the rice into the pot. Add in the sea salt and optional coconut oil. 
  3. Cover the Instant Pot and lock the lid into place. Set the manual/pressure cook button to 5 minutes. When time is up let the pot sit for 10 minutes and then remove the lid. 
  4. Serve rice and enjoy!


I used my 6 quart Instant Pot Duo 60 7 in 1*. You can make this recipe in your 8 or 3 quart pot with no changes.

  • Category: Side
  • Method: Instant Pot