Looking for a perfectly sweetened, creamy coconut rice recipe to add to your next dinner? Look no further, you’ll love this refined sugar free coconut rice. This Instant Pot rice is made in under 10 minutes using the manual function and quick release!
Oh heyyyy there coconut rice. I am so glad we finally perfected you. For some reason this coconut rice recipe took try after try after try to get the rice to liquid ratio perfected as well as the cook time.
Over the last year, we’ve really started to explore what our Instant Pot can do for us. From pulled meat in minutes to potato salad to 10-minute steel cut oats, the Instant Pot is now a part of our regular cooking routine. One thing that we always look to do when testing our Instant Pot recipes is a quick release. We know that you guys (and us) appreciate a quick meal and manual release seems to add 15 minutes on to every Instant Pot recipe. Most Instant Pot rice recipes call for a manual release and this is something we consciously tried to work around for this recipe. What can we do to avoid this? The answer? A little bit more liquid and a little bit longer bake time.
I think I made this recipe sound more complicated than it is, because it’s actually rather simple. You legit just throw all of the ingredients into your Instant Pot and turn it to manual high for 8 minutes. Yeehaw <— that’s my latest saying.
So what do you need to make this Instant Pot Coconut Rice recipe?
- long-grain white rice
- lite coconut milk
Yup, that’s 4 ingredients, ppl. I want to note that we have only tested this coconut rice recipe with long-grain brown rice and not with any other kind of rice such as brown or short-grain brown rice. We did, however, test it with full-fat coconut milk too! I’d say that it comes out a little bit more creamy with the full-fat coconut milk, but the flavor is the same! Lastly, feel free to swap out the honey for maple syrup if you’d like to keep this recipe vegan. #yourewelcome
Place all ingredients inside of your Instant Pot and give it a stir. Lock your Instant Pot shut and then turn it to seal. Press manual and change the timer to 8 minutes. Once your Instant Pot beeps, it’s done! Open the valve to vent and let the steam quick release. Serve with a sprinkle of unsweetened coconut flakes on top and your favorite pulled meat!
Tips & Notes
There may be a few browner pieces of rice, but this is because the honey caramelizes. It’s my favorite part of this whole recipe because it gives it great texutre!
Nutrition FactsServing Size: 1/4 Calories: 178 Sugar: 4 Fat: 6 Carbohydrates: 28 Fiber: 0 Protein: 2
Keywords: Instant Pot Rice, Instant Pot Coconut Rice
I want to leave you with some Instant Pot Coconut Rice meal combinations! My first choice? Our IP Korean Beef (pictured). Here are a few other options.
What to Pair Your Coconut Rice With –
- Honey Sriracha Chicken
- Ginger Chicken Stir Fry
- Sweet and Sour Meatball Skewers
- Kung Pao Chicken
- Vegan Buddha Bowls