Best Instant Pot Coconut Rice
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Instant Pot Coconut Rice

Instant pot coconut rice is an easy recipe for coconut infused rice. With only a few ingredients and quick prep this will become your favorite side dish!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Total Time17 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: How to make Coconut Rice, Instant Pot Coconut Rice Recipe, Pressure Cooker Coconut Rice
Servings: 4
Calories: 398
Author: Julia


  • 1 tablespoon Oil , see note 1
  • 1 Small Onion , finely chopped (see note 2)
  • 1.5 cup Basmati Rice , rinsed
  • 1 cup Coconut Milk (250 ml), see note 3
  • 1.5 cup Water
  • ¾ teaspoon Salt


  • Turn on the instant pot and press SAUTE. Pour in oil and add finely chopped onion. sauté for about 2 minutes before adding the rice. Stir everything well and turn off the heat.
  • Pour in coconut milk, water and season with salt. Give everything a good stir. Make sure that none of the rice is stuck to the bottom of the pot.
  • Close the lid and lock it into its position. Turn the steam release valve to SEALING. Cook under pressure (on MANUAL or PRESSURE COOKING) for 4 minutes. After, wait 10 minutes before releasing the pressure manually (by turning the steam release valve to VENTING).
  • When the pin drops, remove the lid and stir the rice. Then fluff it with a fork.
  • Serve with anything you like!


  1. Oil - either vegetable, sunflower or olive oil can be used.
  2. About a 1/3 cup of finely chopped onion should be plenty.
  3. Make sure to shake the can of coconut milk well before you measure out 1 cup.
  4. I used measuring cups for dry measurements to measure all the ingredients including liquids.
  5. This recipe was developed for a 6-quart/6-liter Instant Pot. If you use a different size/brand pressure cooker, the end result may look different.
  6. The overall cooking time does not include time that the pot needs for coming to pressure nor the extra waiting time before releasing its pressure. Count with extra 17 minutes (this can also vary).
Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Coconut Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 398 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Potassium 229mg7%
Carbohydrates 58g19%
Fiber 1g4%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin C 1.9mg2%
Calcium 36mg4%
Iron 2.4mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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