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Instant Pot Coconut Rice

Instant pot coconut rice recipe! A quick and easy rice recipe cooked in an electric pressure cooker. This instant pot rice recipe only calls for 4 ingredients and it is ready under 15 minutes. Coconut rice is great for meal prep and a quick weeknight dinner. A great accompaniment with curries, stir-fries or stews. Let me show you how to make this easy coconut rice that is fluffy and with separate grains.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Total Time11 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Asian
Keyword: coconut rice, Instant pot coconut rice, instant pot rice and chicken, pressure cooker coconut rice
Servings: 6
Author: Ajoke
Cost: £2


  • Instant Pot


  • 2 cups raw basmati rice Jasmine rice and long grain rice works too
  • 1 can Unsweetened full fat coconut milk about 1½ cups
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • cups water
  • 1 small shallot chopped about 2 tablespoons
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil substitute with coconut oil or any other oil of choice
  • ½ tablespoon sugar optional not used for this recipe


  • Rinse the rice in warm water until water runs clear.
  • Using the sauté button (normal) on your instant pot or browning function if using pressure king pro. Then Sauté the chopped onions in olive oil until soft, stir continuously so it doesn’t burn. Add the washed rice to the pot and stir continuously for another 30 seconds.
  • Turn off the sauté button then cover the rice with coconut milk and water (3 cups in total), add salt then mix to combine. Ensure the rice is not sticking to the bottom of the pan before covering.
  • Cover the instant pot with its lid and turn the valve to the sealed position. Set the timer and cook on high pressure for 6 minutes. Once it is finished cooking and it's timed down, let it natural pressure release for 5 minutes then do a quick release.
  • Open the lid then fluff the rice with a fork. Serve and enjoy.


Open your canned coconut milk from the bottom especially if you are using full fat coconut milk. By so doing, you’ll be able to get the right amount without any mess. The cream settles at the top of the can and the water in the bottom. I find it less fiddly doing it this way.
Use half and half water and coconut milk, this way you are guaranteed less sticky and separate grains of rice
Rinse the rice until the water runs clean, again, no stick rice and less starch.