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Easy Instant Pot Coconut Rice (+ Stovetop Option)

  • Author: Laney Schwartz
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Side dish
  • Method: Instant Pot


One of my go-to side dishes is this Easy Instant Pot Coconut Rice. It’s a tasty, quick way to get fluffy basmati rice on the table. For best results, use full fat canned coconut milk. Stovetop instructions also included!


  • 1 cup white basmati rice (rinsed and drained)
  • 1 (13.5 oz) can full fat coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 tsp salt


Instant Pot Instructions

  1. Add the rinsed rice, coconut milk, water and salt to the bottom of the Instant Pot and stir.
  2. Close lid and make sure the vent is on sealing. Press the rice function and cook for 12 minutes. Let naturally release for 10-15 minutes, then release any remaining pressure, open lid and fluff with a fork.

Stove Top Instructions

  1. Add the rinsed rice, milk, water and salt to a small pan. Stir and bring mixture to a boil.
  2. Once boiling turn heat the low, cover and cook for 15 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and keep covered for 10 minutes. Fluff with a fork and serve.