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Perfectly Fluffy Coconut Rice – Instant Pot

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This recipe makes perfectly fluffy coconut rice. Perfect as a simple side dish to add some starch to your meals. Even better, this dish is so easy to make, and requires no babysitting! No need to check on this dish or stir it at all. Just add all the ingredients to your pressure cooker or instant pot. Then close the lid, set your timer, and let your appliance do the rest!

I only recently discovered the instant pot, and I’m so glad I did. It really makes cooking a breeze. The usual complaint I hear is that it doesn’t really increase cooking time, or at least not by much. But I love using this appliance, not for the speed, but for the convenience of walking away. I can set it and forget it which leaves me with more time to make other dishes, or play with the kids!

I find rice is something pretty easy to mess up. It’s often either under cooked and crunchy or over cooked and mushy. But by following these measurements exactly, this recipe works for me every time. The result is perfectly fluffy, restaurant quality coconut rice.

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coconut rice

Perfectly Fluffy Coconut Rice - Instant Pot

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: South American
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 37 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings
For a super quick side dish, try this instant pot coconut rice. The perfect compliment to your grilled meats or fish, and veggies.
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  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 cup brown basmati rice
  • 1 cup water or vegetable broth
  • 1 tsp salt


  • Add all the ingredients to your instant pot or pressure cooker and cook over high pressure for 22 minutes.
  • Allow pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes, and then release any remaining pressure with the release valve.
  • Fluff with a fork and enjoy!


These measurements will also work for white rice, however, you will want to reduce your cooking time to 8 minutes, instead of 22. Give yourself enough time for pressure to build in your pressure cooker. Remember that the cooking timer does not start until pressure has been reached which usually takes an additional 5-10 minutes.
Calories: 134kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 388mg | Potassium: 84mg | Fiber: 1g | Calcium: 1% | Iron: 3.2%
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