Sweet and Salty Instant Pot Coconut Rice

Sweet and Salty Instant Pot Coconut Rice

I totally sucked at making rice until I discovered the Instant Pot. No joke, I’d screw it up somehow every time and just accept the fact I would eat instant rice forever. No more, friends!! The Instant Pot will make absolutely perfect rice for you, every single time. And I highly suggest trying out this Instant Pot Coconut Rice. Sweet, salty, and completely addicting.Sweet and Salty Instant Pot Coconut Rice

I found the original, stovetop recipe for this in Chrissy Teigen’s cookbook, Cravings: Recipes for All the Food You Want to Eat. I just could NOT make this rice work on the stovetop. It was me, not you, Chrissy. I tried the rock hard, inedible rice anyway and, my god, the flavors were so incredible I knew I had to try again.

This Instant Pot hack is a gift from above, friends. I highly recommend this rice with any kind of spicy, saucy Asian food. We had it with grilled barbecue chicken and pineapple salsa- also amazing. And then I had it cold, right out of the fridge. I’m having a hard time imagining anything this wouldn’t go with…

Sweet and Salty Instant Pot Coconut Rice

Sweet and Salty Instant Pot Coconut Rice
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Recipe type: Instant Pot
Serves: 4-6 servings
  • 1.5 cups jasmine rice, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (14 oz.) can full-fat coconut milk
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1.5 tsp. salt
  • ½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  1. Thoroughly wash and drain the jasmine rice- this step is critical!
  2. In your Instant Pot, add the 1.5 cups rice, coconut milk, sugar, and salt.
  3. Refill the 14 oz. can with water, (or you can measure out 1¾ cup) and add that to the Instant Pot.
  4. Stir, then secure the lid and seal the vent.
  5. Cook this for 12 minutes on "manual". When the time is up, wait 10 more minutes with the lid sealed, (this is a "natural release", and the "keep warm" time on the Instant Pot will count the 10 minutes for you).
  6. After waiting 10 minutes, open the lid away from you and release the rest of the steam.
  7. Fluff the rice with a fork, and stir in the coconut shreds.

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