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Instant Pot Coconut Rice

This easy Instant Pot Coconut Rice recipe is delicious and versatile, with a delicate coconut flavor and no added sugar. Serve it with a spicy curry, sautéed vegetables, or your favorite main dish. This flavorful side dish can be made in less than 30 minutes.

  • Total Time: 27 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x


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  • 2 cups long-grain white rice, rinsed and drained in a fine-mesh colander
  • 1 13.5ounce can full-fat coconut milk
  • 1 1/2 cups water


  1. In the base of a 6-quart Instant Pot, combine the rinsed rice, coconut milk, and water. 
  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 carefully quick-release to release the remaining pressure.
  4. Remove the lid and use a serving spoon to stir and serve the rice.


  1. You can easily double this recipe.
  2. Store any leftovers in a tightly-sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Or, you can freeze leftovers for up to 2 months. Defrost and reheat before serving.
  3. If you choose to use brown rice, you’ll need to increase the cook time to 22 minutes.
  • Author: Carrie Forrest, MPH in Nutrition
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 minutes
  • Category: Side dish
  • Method: Instant Pot pressure cooker
  • Cuisine: Asian-inspired
  • Diet: Vegan


  • Serving Size: 1/2 cup
  • Calories: 200
  • Sugar: 0.8 g
  • Sodium: 3.5 mg
  • Fat: 3.3 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 37.7 g
  • Fiber: 0.6 g
  • Protein: 3.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: pressure cooker coconut rice, instant pot white rice with coconut milk