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Perfectly Fluffy Coconut Rice – Instant Pot

coconut rice in red square bowl with red and white dishtowel and coconut smiles spilled out of bag

This recipe makes perfectly fluffy coconut rice. Perfect as a simple side dish to your Sweet Potato Bean Burger or Baked Lentil Veggie Nuggets. 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! My favourite “set it and forget it” appliance for the win AGAIN!

instant pot coconut rice in red square bowl with coconut smiles and cilantro garnish

The Instant Pot really makes cooking a breeze. I find it easy to use, once you’ve passed the learning curve of course. The only complaint I hear is that it doesn’t always increase cooking time, or at least not by much. Yes, it takes a bit of time to come to pressure, but for me, the best part is just walking away and letting my food cook itself. I can literally set it and forget it and it will beep at me once ready. This leaves me with plenty of time to prepare other dishes and 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. Both of which are no bueno. But by following these measurements exactly, this recipe works for me every time! The result is perfect, fluffy, restaurant quality coconut rice. I’ve tried and tested this one many times, and I repeat, the end result is perfect, EVERY time!

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coconut rice in red square bowl with red and white dishtowel and coconut smiles spilled out of bag

Perfectly Fluffy Coconut Rice - Instant Pot

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: gluten free, Instant Pot, oil free, vegan
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 22 minutes
Natural Release: 10 minutes
Total Time: 34 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings
Instant Pot coconut rice is a great side dish, no matter the meal. Comes together quickly, using wholesome ingredients, and big flavour!
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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Add all the ingredients to your instant pot and give it a quick mix. Make sure there are no loose pieces of rice on the sides of your pot. Push them all into the liquids to ensure even cooking. Then close the lid and make sure the release valve is set to the sealing position. Set to manual 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!
Calories: 284kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 253mg | Potassium: 169mg | Fiber: 2g | Calcium: 2.1% | Iron: 6.3%
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*Nutritional information is an estimate, calculated using online tools.

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