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instant pot coconut rice

Instant pot coconut rice

Easy and delicious instant pot coconut rice with leftover rice. Coconut rice in instant pot or pressure cooker will be ready in minutes.

Course Main Course
Cuisine asian
Keyword coconut recipes, coconut rice instant pot, easy coconut rice, instant pot coconut rice, pressure cooker coconut rice, quick coconut rice
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Author Nithya


  • 3 cups cooked sona masoori rice or raw rice
  • 1.5 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 string curry leaves
  • 10 numbers raw and unsalted cashews
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1-2 numbers green chilli (finely chopped)
  • 1/4 tsp hing
  • 1 tsp urad dal
  • 1 tsp chana dal
  • 1/2-2/4 cup coconut shredded desiccated or fresh
  • salt to taste


  1. Turn on the instant pot to saute mode .Once it displays hot add coconut oil after a minute add mustard seeds.

  2. Once the mustard seeds crackle add finely chopped green chilli and a pinch of hing.

  3. Then add the cashew nut, urad dal, chana dal. Wait for it to turn golden brown. If you have curry leaves you can add at this stage.

  4. If you are using freshly grated coconut . Please add it now and saute for one or two minutes. Don't make it brown.

  5. Turn off the instapot and add the cooked rice, salt. Mix everything well.

  6. Serve the coconut rice with the pappads or fryums or any curry of your choice.

Recipe Notes

  • If you are using desiccated coconut to make coconut rice. Please add after adding rice.
  • You can also add peanuts instead of cashew nuts but not both.
  • You can replace green chilli with red chilli if you don't have any.
  • Instead of sona masoori rice, you can substitute with basmati rice, raw rice, jasmine rice. The aroma of the rice may dominate the taste more.