Quick Pressure Cooker Coconut Rice


Emily, is this really my life, requested I post a coconut rice recipe. Since rice is one of my favorite things to cook in the pressure cooker, I was delighted to create a pressure cooker coconut rice recipe.

Coconut rice has a slightly sweet, mild coconut flavor. It’s a perfect addition to your favorite Thai, Chinese, or Hawaiian dishes. Traditionally made with jasmine rice and coconut milk, it cooks in only 3 minutes in the pressure cooker.


I served the coconut rice with Favorite Family Recipes’ popular copycat recipe for Rumbi Rice Bowls with Spicy Hawaiian Teriyaki Sauce. I can see why it’s so popular, my family loved it too. In fact I made a pork version the following week that I’ll share on Barbara Bakes soon.

Making Quick Coconut Rice in an Instant Pot

An Instant Pot is one of the most popular brands of electric pressure cookers. They are easy to use and your Instant Pot can help you create this Quick Coconut Rice!

Yield: 6 servings

Pressure Cooker Coconut Rice

Pressure Cooker Coconut Rice
Cook Time 3 minutes
Additional Time 12 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 1 1/2 cups Jasmine Rice
  • 1 can (14 ounces) unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Toasted coconut, optional


Rinse rice in cool water until the water runs clear. Drain the rice in a colander or sieve.

Add the rice, coconut milk, water, sugar and salt to the pressure cooker pot. Stir. Lock lid in place. Select high pressure and 3 minutes cook time. When timer beeps, turn pressure cooker off and let the pressure release naturally for 7 minutes. After 7 minutes do a quick pressure release to release any remaining pressure.

Fluff rice with a fork. Spoon rice into serving bowl. Sprinkle with toasted coconut before serving, if desired.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 249 Total Fat: 18g Saturated Fat: 16g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 138mg Carbohydrates: 21g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 6g Protein: 3g
Nutrition information is calculated by Nutritionix and may not always be accurate.
More pressure cooker rice recipes:

Quick and Easy Spanish Rice
Lemon Rice
Saffron Almond Rice Pilaf
Pressure Cooker White Rice
Pressure Cooker Brown Rice