Simple & SO tasty, this fluffy Instant Pot Coconut Rice can go with so many meals! You’ll be adding this quick dish to your table in no time!
Sweet, fluffy and COCONUT-Y.
That is what this rice is alllll about.
And, just like the cilantro lime Instant pot rice, it’s pretty much FOOLPROOF because the Instant Pot picks the cooking time for you.
Yep. Just rinse, dump, stir and that is IT.
Then you are on your way to tender and FLUFFY BEYOND BELIEF rice town that you are going to want to make all the time for dinner, meal prep or maybe even breakfast?
Coconut rice for breakfast might just become the new Instant Pot steel cut oats. WHO KNOWS.
Why you will LOVE this Recipe
You know those recipes that are just SO easy and delicious and simple!? RICE is a staple in our home because it pairs with so many different curries and sauces and soaks up all the flavorful goodness in them! Today’s coconut rice in instant pot is a go-to rice recipe in my household because it’s extremely fast and easy, and who doesn’t love that creamy, coconutty flavor combined with perfectly textured rice? It’s also dairy free and uses chicken broth for a boost of protein and flavor, too! You and your crew are going to love it!
This recipe only uses a handful of ingredients, making it really easy and uncomplicated to make. Sometimes, the best recipes are the most simple and this one is a keeper! Here’s what you’ll need to round up to make some coconut milk rice instant pot:
- Jasmine Rice
- Full fat coconut milk
- Water or chicken broth
How to make Instant Pot Coconut Rice
Place the rice in a mesh strainer so that none of the rice can get out. Rinse under cold water until the water runs clear.
Add the rice along with all the other ingredients to the instant pot and set it to sealing. Press the “rice” button on the instant pot.
Allow the rice to cook until it’s done. Let the steam release naturally for at least 10 minutes, then serve it up and enjoy your coconut rice instant pot!
What to serve with Instant Pot Coconut Rice
The better question would probably be “What can I NOT serve with this rice?” Seriously though, this delicious and fast rice pairs well with so many recipes here on the blog. From curries to stir fries, it’s the PERFECT rice to serve up to your family and guests! Here are a few recipes I highly recommend serving with this rice:
- Stir Fries: Spicy Thai Basil Chicken Stir Fry and Easy Low Carb Keto Stir Fry
- Curries: Vegan Pumpkin Curry, Instant Pot Tahini Cashew Curry, Jerk Chicken Curry
- Mains: Asparagus Stuffed Chicken Breast
Coconut Rice FAQ
I definitely recommend using full fat coconut milk for this rice recipe. It’s got that creamy flavor that brings life to the recipe, and is also a healthy fat!
This recipe is designed so that the coconut milk will not burn, if you follow it as written. The high fat content prevents burning!
Make sure to not overcook your rice to avoid burning. Also, feel free to double batch so there is more in the instant pot. This will help the rice to all cook evenly and prevent burning.
I recommend using jasmine rice for this recipe. It cooks evenly and quickly and the soft and sticky texture of it when it’s cooked just can’t be beat, in my opinion!
more easy instant pot sides
- 1 Cup Jasmine rice
- 1/2 cup Full fat coconut milk
- 3/4 Cup Water or chicken broth
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 1/2 tsp Sugar (optional)
- Place the rice in a mesh strainer and rinse under cold water until the water runs clear.
- Combine all the ingredients in the instant pot. Set to sealing and press the "rice button."
- Once cooked, let steam release naturally for at least 10 minutes.
- Fluff and DEVOUR!
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