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Instant Pot coconut brown rice topped with cilantro and coconut flakes in a serving bowl
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Instant Pot Coconut Brown Rice

This creamy, decadent rice is so easy to make, thanks to the Instant Pot. Stovetop directions included.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Southeast Asian
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Time to Pressure 10 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 223kcal

Equipment

  • Instant Pot

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Combine the rice, coconut milk, water, and salt in the Instant Pot. Use a spoon to break up the large clumps of coconut cream to evenly distribute the liquid.
  • Secure the lid on the Instant Pot and set the timer for 20 minutes. It will take about 10 minutes to come to pressure.
  • When the timer goes off, manually release the pressure (carefully, with an oven mitt on your hand). Open the lid, and stir/fluff the rice with a fork. It will be creamy and sticky, but it absorbs some of the extra liquid over time. Serve and enjoy!
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Stovetop Instructions

  • Combine the rice, coconut milk, water, and salt in a pot.
  • Bring to a boil, then cover and reduce heat to maintain a simmer. Cook for 40 minutes until the liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat and keep the lid on for another 10 minutes.
  • Open the lid, and stir/fluff the rice with a fork. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

  • Recipe yields about 4 cups for 8 x ½ cup servings.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week. Reheat in the microwave or in a saucepan over low heat until warmed through.
  • To freeze, let the rice cool completely. Transfer it to freezer-safe containers or silicone bags, removing as much air as possible before sealing. Label and freeze for up to 3 months. You may want to add a little liquid when reheating frozen rice, since it can be dry.
  • For extra coconut flavor, stir in dried coconut flakes. Scallions and cilantro are also good additions.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 223kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 155mg | Potassium: 183mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 2mg