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Instant Pot Coconut Rice (3 Ingredients)

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This Instant Pot Coconut Rice is a creamy, delicious side dish with only three ingredients and four minutes of cooking time. A perfect accompaniment to your favorite dishes!

Side view of Instant Pot Coconut Rice in a white pasta bowl with fresh cilantro

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If you regularly use your Instant Pot, I’m sure you’ve made your fair share of rice dishes. It’s just incredibly convenient and quick.

Coconut rice is one of my favorite rice side dishes, elevating all of our favorite Thai, Chinese, and Hawaiian recipes.

What to Love About This Recipe 

  • Quick and easy dump recipe with zero prep.
  • Creamy and tender rice with a fantastic flavor.
  • Three ingredients with a 4-minute cooking time (extra time needed to come up to pressure).
Top view of just cooked Coconut Rice in the Instant Pot

3 Ingredient Coconut Rice

This simple side dish only requires 3 ingredients. I also add a pinch of salt, especially if I’m serving it alone, and chopped fresh cilantro or parsley is nice too.

  • Jasmine rice: This long-grain rice tends to have a fluffy texture when cooked. You can also use white long-grain rice or basmati, but I’m partial to jasmine. 
  • Coconut milk. Use unsweetened coconut milk. We prefer full-fat coconut milk as light or cream of coconut does affect the texture and flavor.
  • Water: That’s it… water is the third ingredient.

How to Make Instant Pot Coconut Rice

This simple recipe can be made in any electric pressure cooker or multi-cooker. I’m using a 6-quart Instant Pot.

As mentioned earlier, it’s a dump-and-go recipe that is ready in minutes.

Here’s how…

  • Add the three ingredients to the pressure cooker insert. Cover and cook on manual high for 4 minutes. Then, naturally release the pressure for 5 minutes before quickly releasing any remaining pressure.

Fluffy with a fork… and serve!

Side view of Crockpot Hawaiian Pineapple Pork in a white pasta bowl with fresh pineapple

What to Serve with Coconut Rice

My favorite main dish to serve with coconut rice is Crockpot Hawaiian Pineapple Pork. It’s also a 3 ingredient recipe with zero prep. These two recipes are made for each other!

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Side view of Instant Pot Coconut Rice in a white pasta bowl with fresh cilantro

Instant Pot Coconut Rice

Instant Pot Coconut Rice is a delicious side dish with 3 ingredients and 4 minutes of cooking time. A simple, dump-and-go recipe to love.
5 from 3 votes
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Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Natural Release: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6 servings


  • 1 14-ounce can full fat coconut milk
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 2 cups jasmine rice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • Add coconut milk, water, and rinsed rice to the pressure cooker insert.
  • Cook on high pressure for 4 minutes, followed by a natural pressure release for 5 minutes.
  • Quick release remaining pressure, remove the lid, fluffy with a fork, and season with salt to taste.


Calories: 225kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 0.4g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 71mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0.1g | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 0.5mg

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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Course: Side
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: coconut rice, instant pot coconut rice


  1. 5 stars
    Thank you for the rice recipe, I love rice as a sided dish I’m allergic to tomato’s and can’t have Mex rice which I love I make it for my husband and college granddaughter who comes over a lot , I’m allergic to dairy and gluten and soy so this rice I’m excited to make ,

    1. Hi Cindy! I’m always trying new grain and dairy free recipes and am thrilled when so can post new ones. This is easy and so delicious!!

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