Coconut Jasmine Rice is easy to make in the Instant Pot with only four ingredients. It’s a delicious side dish for stir fry and is vegan and gluten-free.
One of the things I use my Instant Pot for the most is cooking rice.
I used to have an inexpensive rice cooker, but it didn’t work very well.
And once I tried cooking rice in the Instant Pot, I gave the rice cooker away and never looked back.
I was so excited to have perfectly cooked rice of all varieties. Short, long, white, brown, red, or black, they all turned out great!
I make rice very frequently since I love making stir fry.
But there’s no rule saying that you can only cook rice in water.
It’s easy to add flavor to plain rice by cooking it in vegetable broth or adding herbs and spices.
Or you can cook plain rice in coconut milk and make Coconut Jasmine Rice!
I love the flavor of coconut, and it compliments savory dishes.
Since regular canned coconut milk has a high fat content, I decided to use reduced-fat coconut milk. You may see it labeled as Lite Coconut Milk.
And since coconut and lime go so well together, as the classic song goes, I like to squeeze some fresh lime juice into the rice when it has finished cooking.
I also add some peas for color and added fiber, but you can leave them out if you’re not a fan.
Making Coconut Jasmine Rice in the Instant Pot is easy!
Jasmine rice is a white long-grain rice originally from Thailand. It has a slightly nutty aroma, and isn’t sticky like short-grain white rice. You can find it in most supermarkets. It’s also available as organic.
To cook the Coconut Jasmine Rice, first you measure out two cups of rice using the measuring cup that comes with the Instant Pot. (This cup isn’t the same quantity as a true cup; it’s slightly less.)
Then you add the rice to the Instant Pot along with a 15-ounce can of reduced-fat coconut milk.
After closing the lid, all you need to do is push the “Rice” button. The Instant Pot will take care of the rest.
When the rice is done cooking, allow the pressure to release naturally.
Don’t be concerned if you see white bits of coconut on top of the rice. It will rise to the top.
Simply add the lime juice and defrosted peas, then fold everything in using the rice paddle that comes with the Instant Pot.
Then it’s time to enjoy some Coconut Jasmine Rice with your favorite dishes!
If you’re looking for inspiration, check out my go-to Vegan Asian-Inspired Recipes.
Now let’s make Coconut Jasmine Rice!
Coconut Jasmine Rice (Instant Pot Recipe)
Coconut Jasmine Rice is easy to make in the Instant Pot with only four ingredients. It's a delicious side dish for stir fry and is vegan and gluten-free.
Add the rice to the Instant Pot along with the coconut milk.
Close the lid and push the rice function.
Allow the pressure to release naturally.
After the pressure has released, remove the lid and add in the lime juice and peas.
Using the rice paddle that comes with the Instant Pot, fold all the ingredients together until well combined.
Enjoy with your favorite stir fry.
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