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Coconut Rice In Instant Pot

Easy Coconut sticky rice instant pot 2021

This simple and easy Instant Pot Coconut Rice Instant Pot Recipe is a delicious dessert with only a few ingredients. Sticky Rice, Smooth natural palm sugar style Coconut Sauce.
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You can choose to add a Fresh Mango to make this dessert more exotic, romantic, and refreshing. This Indonesian or Thai sticky rice is also gluten and dairy-free.

We use glutinous rice for this recipe. And you do not need a rice cooker - just use your instant pot or electric pressure cooker. If you really want to go to town you can top with shredded coconut. This is similar to black sticky rice - but it looks really nice as brown caramel rice.

What is sticky rice?

Sticky rice is a traditional Indonesian, Malay and Thai dessert of glutinous sticky rice that's sometimes a bit salty and served palm sugar natural sweetness and with good quality coconut milk sauce or coconut cream. It can be eaten with pineapple or with ripe fresh mango and is a great pudding. Some people have even called it the forbidden rice because it tastes so divine.

What Rice is used for sticky rice?

This Easy Instant Pot Sticky Rice recipe is so simple and uses glutinous rice as the base.

See how to make a perfect Instant Pot White Rice with Long Grain White Rice, basmati rice, Jasmine Rice, black rice, or brown rice

Coconut Rice In Instant Pot

Sticky Rice Instant Pot - Gives you some many choices, here we made a coconut sticky rice in a pressure cooker.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time29 mins
Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert
Cuisine: American, Asian, Indonesian
Keyword: coconut sticky rice instant pot
Servings: 6
Calories: 266kcal
Cost: $4.50

Ingredients

  • 1 cup glutinous rice
  • 1 pandan leaf optional
  • 1 cup Water
  • 3 tbsp palm sugar
  • 1 cup Coconut Cream
  • tsp salt

Instructions

  • Dissolve the palm sugar in water - we used the instant pot on saute. After it is dissolved strain it as there will be some lumps and bits as this is real raw palm sugar
  • Cook the Coconut cream - again turn the instant pot to saute and boil for 1-2 minutes and then tip out into a bowl
  • Add 1-2 tablespoons coconut cream to the water (1 cup) and mix
    Add the rice and the water to the instant pot and stir well, then add a pinch of salt
    Add 1 cup of the palm sugar mix and stir
    Put on the lid and cook for 22 minutes on high pressure and 10 minutes natural pressure release
  • After cooking taste and check the texture - you can add more of the palm sugar water mix to increase the liquid and make it a little sweeter
    Serve into a bowl or cup and drizzle the coconut cream over the top

Nutrition

Calories: 266kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Sodium: 66mg | Potassium: 154mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg

What's the best coconut milk or Coconut cream to use?

Kara or Aroy-D brands I have found to be of good quality coconut milk mixture for this loverly sweet rice dish.

Before using shake the can well to incorporate the coconut cream into the coconut milk.

Ingredients for Coconut sticky rice instant pot

For this easy and simplified sticky rice recipe, the ingredients that can be found at any grocery store:

  • Canned Coconut cream
  • Water
  • Salt
  • Sugar - we used natural unprocessed palm sugar

Is coconut sticky rice served hot or cold?

Easy Instant Pot coconut Sticky Rice is best served right from the pot - you can not beat freshly cooked rice.

But it also can be served as a warm rice pudding type dessert after cooking. The already prepared sticky rice can be eaten at room temperature (my preference), or some traditional sticky rice is actually eaten cold, the coconut flavor is actually enhanced.

How long can I keep coconut sticky rice?

Leftover rice can be kept in the fridge for 5 days, but it must be covered of course.

If you prefer to warm up the rice and sauce separately - you can make the sauce a little more liquid using coconut water and if you have a Thai mango this instant pot rice is a real pudding winner.

How to make a coconut rice recipe - sticky rice instant pot style

How to make a delicious instant pot coconut sticky rice - it is an amazing dump-and-go dessert.

Coconut Rice Recipe Ingredients

1 cup glutinous rice

3 tablespoons palm sugar (can use raw sugar but palm sugar does give a real deep rich flavor to the rice)

1 cup water

1 pandan leaf (optional)

1 cup Coconut Cream - Good Quality

1 pinch salt (⅛ teaspoon)

Coconut Rice Recipe Method

Dissolve the palm sugar in water - we used the instant pot on saute. After it is dissolved strain it as there will be some lumps and bits as this is real raw palm sugar

Prepare Palm Sugar
Prepare Palm Sugar
Strain Palm Sugar
Strain Palm Sugar

Cook the Coconut cream - again turn the instant pot to saute and boil for 1-2 minutes and then tip out into a bowl

Coconut Milk In
Coconut Milk In

Add 1-2 tablespoons coconut cream to the water (1 cup) and mix

Add the rice and the water to the instant pot and stir well, then add a pinch of salt

Add 1 cup of the palm sugar mix and stir

Cooking Coconut Rice
Cooking Coconut Rice - the the palm sugar to the rice and water

Put on the lid and cook for 22 minutes on high pressure and 10 minutes natural pressure release

After cooking taste and check the texture - you can add more of the palm sugar water mix to increase the liquid and make it a little sweeter

Check Sticky Coconut Rice For Taste And Consistency
Check Sticky Coconut Rice For Taste And Consistency

Serve into a bowl or cup and drizzle the coconut cream over the top

Coconut Cream On Top Of Sticky Rice
Coconut Cream On Top Of Sticky Rice

What Other Fruit can I serve with Coconut Rice?

The best other fruits instead of mango slices are

fresh pineapple

guava

strawberries and lime

blueberries

and sprinkle a little toasted coconut over the top.

IMPORTANT TIPS For instant pot sticky rice

When the timer beeps it is finished, wait for 10 minutes before releasing pressure. Why, well this lets the rice grain absorb all the flavored palm sugar liquid and finished cooking properly

After stirring the coconut sauce into the rice, let it rest for 2 minutes so it can absorb the coconut sauce, this makes the rice moist and sticky but not over wet.

Coconut Rice - STORING

Store: store it in an airtight container in the fridge-it will last about 5 days. Remember is that when you reheat the rice you may need to add extra water/coconut milk. It is best to reheat it with a lid loosely on it so that it "steams" itself and keeps moisture within the rice.

Freeze: You can freeze coconut rice. Top TIp let your rice cool first, freeze it asap after that.

Can you make authentic sticky rice with a pressure cooker?

Yes, you can - just follow our recipe above- the pressure cooker makes it a dump and go dessert or pudding.

Does leftover sticky rice reheat well?

Yes, it heats up really well - either in the microwave for between 1-2 minutes for a single person serving, or in a pan using a little coconut water and cream and stir for about 4-6 minutes until it is hot enough for your personal preference.

What kind of rice is best for instant pot coconut rice?

We like Glutinous rice for a sticky rice base.

THE EASIEST COCONUT RICE EVER!

This divine coconut rice is very easy to make, with natural flavor. It makes the perfect after-dinner treat or a super side.

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