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coconut rice indian recipe

Coconut Rice Without Coconut Milk - Instant Pot Coconut Rice Indian Recipe

Coconut rice in instant pot is super easy to make, simple and delicious, it goes as a nice side dish for lunch or dinner or you can serve it as a main dish along with any curry, yogurt and pickles.
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Keyword coconut rice, coconut rice without milk, instant pot coconut rice recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
pressure build up and release time 25 minutes
Total Time 42 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 380kcal


  • 2 cups white basmati rice
  • 1 cup grated or shredded coconut or dessicated unsweetened coconut
  • salt as needed
  • 1 large onion sliced
  • 2 tablespoons scallion chopped (or green spring onion)
  • 1 string curry leaves
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 2 tablespoons oil or ghee or butter
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger grated or minced, optional
  • 2 green chillies sliced, optional


  • Add the oil to the instant pot.
  • Press saute and once the oil is hot, add mustard seeds.
  • When the mustard seeds splutter, add curry leaves (make sure there is no water in the leaves) and saute for few seconds.
  • Add chopped scallions and lightly saute for about 1 minute.
  • Add the garlic, ginger and green chilies (if using), saute for few seconds.
  • Add the chopped onion and saute for about a minute until the onion begins to turn transparent.
  • Add the white basmati rice (rinsed) and salt, mix well and lightly for few seconds.
  • Also add the coconut, mix well with the rice.
  • Add the water also to the instant pot, stir well and close the pressure with lid in sealing position.
  • Cook in high pressure for 6 minutes.
  • Wait for a natural pressure release for 12 minutes, then carefully do a gradual manual pressure release.
  • Once the pressure is all release, carefully open the lid, gently fluff the rice with a fork. Serve the delicious coconut hot with yogurt, pickles and any side dishes like chana masala, sambar, potato curry, green moong dal curry, moong dal fry, dal tadka etc or anything you like.


Calories: 380kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 66mg | Potassium: 200mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 33IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1mg