coconut rice in a bowl with two spoons

Instant Pot Coconut Rice

  • Author: Carrie Forrest, MPH in Nutrition
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


This delicious Instant Pot Coconut Rice recipe is easy and comforting, with a delicate coconut flavor. Dairy-free and vegan.



  • 1 cup white basmati rice, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons raisins
  • ¼ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 2 tablespoons coconut butter
  • 1 cinnamon stick


  1. In the base of a 6-quart or 8-quart Instant Pot, combine the rice, water, raisins, turmeric, coconut butter, and cinnamon stick. Stir to combine.
  2. Lock the lid on the pot and set the time to 6 minutes and high pressure. 
  3. When the cooking time is complete, let the pressure come down naturally for about 5 minutes. Then, use the quick-release to release any remaining pressure.
  4. Remove the lid and use tongs to remove and discard the cinnamon stick. Stir the rice and serve immediately. 


You can easily double this recipe.

Store any leftovers in a tightly-sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

  • Category: Side dish
  • Method: Instant Pot pressure cooker
  • Cuisine: Vegan, gluten-free

Keywords: instant pot rice, basmati coconut rice, white coconut rice